Webinars

Effective Management of Combustible Dust Hazards: The Role of an Effective Mechanical Integrity Program

When: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

DEKRA Insight (Chilworth) consultants frequently find during a field assessment that not all the aspects of a sustainable and effective management system for combustible dust hazards have been fully considered. In this webinar we will review management of mechanical integrity of equipment which handle combustible dust.

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Why Don’t Workers Stop the Job – and What the Heck Do We Do About It?

When: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 1:00pm CST
Location: United States

The decisions a worker makes in the moment can be the difference between safety and disaster. Sometimes, the right decision might seem obvious: like stopping a job that is unsafe. Yet, too often, workers proceed despite signals to the contrary. In this webinar safety leaders at all levels gain an appreciation of what it takes to empower individuals to make safe decisions.

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Safe Scale up of Chemical Processes: Integration of Safety Testing in the Product Life Cycle

When: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

Process-safety studies, when conducted just prior to scale-up, can result in the development of processes that may lack inherent safety. This webinar discusses the overall strategy and outlines the tasks that are necessary to ensure the safety of a process, when they should be performed, and, critically, how the outcomes of the individual tasks should be integrated to maximize their benefit.

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Fires and Explosions Caused by Self-Heating: A Complicated but Predictable Phenomenon

When: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

Situations that can potentially lead to self-heating and spontaneous ignition of powders include powder accumulations on hot surfaces or heated environments such as uninsulated steam pipes, inappropriately rated/selected electric motors and lighting fixtures, inside surfaces of various dryers, and mechanical mills. This webinar presents a number of experimental testing methods to quantify self-heating ignition hazards.

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NFPA 652 – After the DHA – Management Systems

When: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

The NFPA 652 standard was issued in 2015 to cover all combustible particulates. Those who follow this standard must complete a Dust Hazard Analysis of those operations where a dust explosion hazard exists before September 7, 2018. But what is required after the DHA has been completed? This webinar will address those safe management systems needed to ensure continued safe combustible dust operations.

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How Can Dust Testing Help You Assess Your Risk of Flash Fire/Explosion

When: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

NFPA 652, The Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, requires the owner/operator of a facility, where materials that have been determined to be combustible or explosible in nature are present, to conduct a dust hazard assessment (DHA) to evaluate the fire, deflagration and explosion hazards associated with the equipment in the plant and to provide recommendations to manage these hazards. This webinar will focus on a description of the types of tests that can be conducted and how the results can be analyzed in order to effectively determine if a hazard exists and, if this is the case, how to effectively manage the risk.

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Best Practices for the Management of Electrostatic Hazards of Powders and Liquids

When: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
Location: United States

Electrostatic energy is everywhere; in our home, car and factory. This energy can be a minor nuisance or it can be particularly deadly when discharged in combination with the right flammable atmosphere. This webinar shall outline the background of how electrostatic energy manifests itself as an ignition source. Then we’ll provide practical best practices for avoidance and management of electrostatic ignition hazards.

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