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Combustible Dust Hazard Awareness and Control - Challenges and Successes

A Chemical Processing-hosted webinar sponsored by Boss Products, Donaldson Filtration Solutions, Jenike & Johanson 

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 Hour

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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of three industrial incidents involving solids handling and processing and causing catastrophic fires and explosions. Investigation efforts pointed to failures in hazard identification and awareness, process safety, hazard mitigation,  and worker training.  Increased attention by OSHA, the US Chemical Safety Board, consensus standards developers, and code enforcement officials, and emergency responders contributed to stronger reactions within the process safety community when incidents continued to occur during the next several years.  Over the course of those twenty years, standards development remains active with a more “process safety’ centered focus, including the addition of a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA).  So, with the lessons learned that have been analyzed and shared during that period of time, what are the solids manufacturing and handling industries consistently doing well and in what areas does more remain to be done?

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Panelist: Pablo Balan | Director of Sales Boss Products, LLC

Design Engineer, Project Manager, Territory and Sales Manager with 40+ years of experience in capture at source designs, sales and installation projects for high and low vacuum and dust collection and filtration systems and explosion and fire mitigation in dust collection systems.

Panelist: Chrissy Klocker | Applications Engineering Mgr., Industrial Air Filtration | Donaldson Company, Inc.

Chrissy Klocker is an Applications Engineering Manager with Donaldson Company’s Industrial Air Filtration business unit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has more than a decade of experience helping customers with technical and application guidance specific to the dust collection industry. For the past eight years, She has served on the conference planning committee, been an instructor on local exhaust ventilation design, and presented on the impact of combustible dust on dust collection equipment at the annual Michigan Industrial Ventilation Conference in East Lansing, Michigan. Ms. Klocker holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, and a Master’s of Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Panelist: Josh Marion | Senior Project Manager | Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Josh Marion is a Senior Project Engineer at the Tyngsboro, MA, USA headquarters of the bulk solids handling engineering consulting firm Jenike & Johanson. In more than 8 years at Jenike & Johanson, Josh has worked on hundreds of projects where he has designed new systems and retrofit modifications to existing bulk solids handling systems to ensure reliable flow and transport of bulk solids, powders, and dusts. Josh is also one of Jenike’s experts in combustible dust safety and has participated in and led a number of combustible dust hazards analyses to ensure bulk solids are handled not only reliably, but safely as well. Josh received his BS and MS degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Event Moderator: Jonathan Katz | Executive Editor | Chemical Processing

Panel Moderator: Guy Colonna | Former Director of Engineering | National Fire Protection Association

Current Principal Engineer | FSL Consulting LLC

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