Ensuring that dust-explosion risks are mitigated takes constant monitoring. In addition to capturing and containing the fuel source – dust, you must also focus on the various ignition sources – including electrical equipment. Modifying specially designed electrical equipment could cause catastrophic results if the modifications compromise the design features.
This free 60-minute webinar will outline some tell-tale signs of dust-explosion dangers and give you the tools to respond before disaster strikes.
Join Traci Purdum, editor of ChemicalProcessing.com, as she chats with Guy Colonna, NFPA Division Manager, David Steil, pharmaceutical market manager at Camfil Air Pollution Control, and Bob Korn, Director of Sales for Explosion Protection Products at Fike. The panelists will help attendees
• Understand proper equipment maintenance
• Train employees to recognize and respond to potential hazards
• Ensure protective measures are maintained as originally designed and can accommodate changes.
• Understand which NFPA standards apply and the status of revisions
Industry estimates suggest as much as 5% of production capacity is lost each year as a result of unplanned shutdowns. Chances are you don’t think of pressure gauges as early warning devices that can identify potential problems before a failure or safety incident occurs. But in this day and age, when you’re challenged to do more with less, it’s time to rethink their role in keeping your plant productive and safe.
During this webinar, Jason Deane, a senior instrumentation engineer with WIKA Instrument, LP, will discuss how pressure gauges support a plant’s reliability centered maintenance efforts. You’ll also learn about the five-step audit process implemented at a customer’s plant to reset and sustain the accuracy of their mechanical gauge population – a process that helps lower costs, improve uptime and reduce safety risks.
In addition, Deane will present research about the current state of pressure gauges, the trends driving it and the associated risks. He will also discuss some common reasons for gauge failure identified by WIKA’s Full Audit Service Team, which has performed more than 300 instrument audits.
With the emergence of security recommendations and regulatory compliance requirements throughout different industries, security has become an increasing concern within the industrial community.
Securing critical infrastructure is an evolving process with four distinct phases:
Assess, Remediate, Manage, Assure.
Each phase in the lifecycle is important; and, perhaps the most revealing is the Assess phase. Assessing the site’s assets and vulnerabilities against industry standards and best practices provides a roadmap to removing or diminishing revealed areas of risk.
During this webinar Benjamin Nagy, Honeywell’s Senior Security Consultant will talk with Traci Purdum Chemical Processing’s Digital Editor about the challenges faced by industries with regards to incorporating security into process control environments to deal with known threats, and industry compliance from management or government.