Many plants process solids and so must contend with dust. Depending upon its composition, dust can present both environmental and safety concerns. In this Webinar we examined the various regulations and standards that target dust and dust-collection systems and explored how to handle potentially explosive dusts to reduce the risk of explosion and fire. This Webinar also:
- * Reviewed the conditions that are required for dust explosions to occur and presented a proven approach to identify and manage dust cloud explosion hazards.
- * Discussed how to select a dust collector that will comply with safety and emissions regulations, solve problems in the plant, perform reliably, and deliver maximum return on investment (ROI).
- * Discussed compliance with OSHA Combustible Dust NEP
- * Reviewed recent changes developed, proposed, and adopted for the five NFPA standards and outlined efforts recently started to work towards consolidating the NFPA combustible dust documents.
Dr Vahid Ebadat
Ph.D., M.Inst.P, MIEE, C.Eng., C.Phys.
The CEO of Chilworth Technology, Inc. He has worked extensively as a process and operational hazards consultant for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Dr. Ebadat is a regular speaker at training courses on gas and vapor flammability, dust explosions, and controlling electrostatic hazards. He is a member of NFPA 77 Technical Committee on Static Electricity, NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particular Solids and ASTM E27 Committee on Hazard Potential of Chemicals. Dr. Ebadat's research has culminated in the publication of numerous technical papers and articles.
Camfil Farr APC
Roy Sweeney joined Camfil Farr APC in 2005 and currently serves as the southeast regional manager, where he is responsible for building and supporting the company’s network of representatives and distributors. Sweeney has 30+ years’ experience in the dust collection industry, working as an application engineer, sales engineer, product manager and sales manager for dust collection manufacturing and representative companies. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. Sweeney is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and the International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA).
Guy Colonna, NFPA
Guy Colonna is the Division Manager, managing the Industrial and Chemical Engineering department for the National Fire Protection Association.
He has been with NFPA for 24 years and holds engineering degrees from the US Coast Guard Academy and Stanford University. He is also a registered professional engineer in chemical engineering in Massachusetts.
His responsibilities at NFPA include management of the Marine Chemist Training and Certification Program and NFPA activities dealing with marine fire protection. He also serves as Staff Liaison to committees dealing with safeguards at dust hazard process locations, explosives, industrial fire brigades, explosion protection systems including venting of deflagrations, and pyrotechnics and special effects.
He developed and instructs NFPA's confined space safety training courses offered to both the maritime and general industry. He has previously served as the Executive Secretary to the Industrial Fire Protection Section of the NFPA. He has served on Department of Transportation and Department of Labor-OSHA advisory committees representing NFPA.
Before starting work with NFPA, Guy served as an officer in the US Coast Guard. His assignments include service aboard ship, in research and development and in the Coast Guard's Eighth District (Gulf Coast). He developed a service-wide confined space safety program and an occupational safety and health program for Coast Guard marine safety personnel in the Eighth District.
He is the author of technical papers and presentations on confined space safe practices, hot work safe practices, chemical hazard identification and classification, combustible dusts fire and explosion hazard protection, and pyrotechnics and special effects.
He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Bob Korn is the Director , Explosion Protection U.S. Sales & Marketing for Fike Corporation in Blue Springs, Missouri. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Engineering from the University of Nebraska and has spent the last 10 years with Fike Corporation. Fike is a global leader in safety and industrial protection, including a complete line of explosion protection solutions.
Fike is a globally recognized supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization. With over 65 years of experience and a team of engineers, application specialists and combustion researchers, Fike understands the complexities of plant processes, relevant code compliance and continued operation. The culmination of this expertise is Fike's complete line of explosion protection products - technology designed to help you achieve your safety goals and keep you in compliance with the quickly changing explosion protection codes, standards and regulations.
Chilworth Global is recognized today as a global provider of expert knowledge and quality test data. Chilworth Global provides services to business and industry to help identify, characterize, prevent, and mitigate potential fire, explosion, and thermal instability (runaway reaction) hazards in their processes. We offer hazard assessments, incident investigations, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited lab testing, training, & expert witness regarding: dust fires & explosions, gas/vapor flammability, chemical reaction, static hazards, thermal instability & DOT.
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC)
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) manufactures industrial dust collectors designed to provide safe air for safe work environments worldwide. All products, including filter cartridges, are manufactured in ISO 9001 certified facilities. We offer complete technical and engineering support, a combustible dust compliance program, a network of trained distributors, a network of company-operated regional offices for customer assistance, and a fully equipped dust testing laboratory. We also lead the industry in green and sustainable initiatives - from the manufacturing techniques employed, to the clean-air benefits of our equipment, to environmentally friendly features of key products. We are a subsidiary of Camfil Farr, the largest air filter manufacturer in the world.