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Assessing and Managing Combustible Dust Hazards Webinar Series: Part 2: Conducting a Dust Hazard Analysis

GMA Science and Education Foundation and Conversion Technology Inc.

Electronic (digital download/no shipping)

GMA Members/SEF Donors-PDF & On Demand Recording - $125.00
Nonmembers - PDF & On Demand Recording - $150.00


Combustible dust is a hazard present in numerous industries, such as food (e.g., sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed), grain, wood, pesticides, dyes and metals (e.g., aluminum, chromium, zinc). Dust fires and explosions are relatively rare, but when they occur they can be catastrophic. This webinar provides viewers with an introduction into the hazards associated with combustible dust and the regulatory standards that apply to industry.

The first step to ensure safe operations involving combustible dust is to conduct a dust hazard analysis. This webinar provides viewers with a guide to identifying combustible dust hazards in manufacturing facilities. Topics covered include developing a dust sampling plan, laboratory test methods, principles of dust clouds and ignitable atmospheres, and mechanics of dust flash fires and explosions. Conversion Technology Inc. experts cover how to analyze processes and buildings to determine where dust fire and explosion hazards exists by evaluating normal and abnormal operating conditions, potential ignition sources, and existing safeguards in place. Finally, the webinar will provide guidance on how to estimate the likelihood and severity of dust fires and explosions in order to prepare a risk matrix.

Specific topics covered:

Developing a sampling plan and safely collecting representative samples.
Laboratory analysis methods and uses.
Analyzing processes handling and generating dust.
Determining building areas where dust hazards exist.
Predicting upset conditions.
Identifying ignition sources.
Determining likelihood and severity of dust fires and explosions.
Developing a Risk Matrix

Product Details:

Product ID: SEF-2016-a1b
Publication Year: 2016
Page length: 65 mins