On-Demand Webinar: Dust Control: Uncovering tell-tale signs of dust-explosion danger

 

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

Original Air Date: May 20, 2014

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

Guy, David and Bob will take questions from the audience. You can submit questions to Traci at tpurdum@putman.net. Or you can wait to ask your questions at the live event.

** We had several questions during this live presentation. So many that we weren't able to adress them all. Our experts answered the questions on their own time after the event. Here is PDF with those questions and answers.

 

Presenters:

 

 

GuyCalonna 90x90Guy Colonna, NFPA
Division Manager

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.

David SteilDavid Steil
Pharmaceutical Market Manager
Camfil Air Pollution Control

David graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in safety and industrial hygiene, with minors in physics and mathematics. He spent over 12 years with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a member of their corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) group, focusing in the area of industrial hygiene. David joined Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading manufacturer of dust collection equipment, in July 2007 as sales and technical support liaison serving the pharmaceutical market. He then moved into the role of Biotech/Pharmaceutical Market Manager responsible for sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical market for the United States. He is currently the Pharmaceutical Market Manager responsible for all sales and marketing activities for North America including Canada. David is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

BobKorn FinalBob Korn
Director of Sales for Explosion Protection Products
Fike

Bob Korn is the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Industrial Protection Group for Fike Corporation. He has received Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Engineering from the University of Nebraska.  Bob has presented to numerous professional, industry and trade association groups on the subject of combustible dust hazards, US regulatory changes and dust explosion mitigation solutions including:  National Fire Marshals Conference, State of Colorado Safety Congress, State of Georgia Safety Congress, NFPA International Conference, ISPE National and Regional Conferences, IAOM National and Regional Conferences, PRB Coal Users Group and the BioFuels International Expo. Bob has spent the last 13 years with Fike Corporation, the global leader in industrial explosion protection solutions.


 

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