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Changes to NFPA 68 and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design

When: November 29, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

On November 29, 2018 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, vice president, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske & Associates LLC, will present "Changes to NFPA 68 in the 2018 Revision and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

The new version of NFPA 68 has made some slight modifications to the design equations that could affect the calculated vent size under special circumstances. Given the fact that NFPA 68 is a standard, your calculations for new explosion mitigation designs should be reflecting these changes so as to comply with fire and building codes.


This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Combustible Dust: 5 Things to Understand on the Road to Compliance

When: October 10, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

You’ve heard of combustible dust, you might have even read up on the standards, but do you really understand steps for compliance? You’re not alone. It’s easy to underestimate the risks and necessary precautions. As a result, facilities are facing fines, fires and are even at risk for devastating explosions. With the release of NFPA 652, OSHA inspections ever present and insurance companies making demands, it’s important to understand what you don’t know and what you need to know to keep your facility safe and compliant.

Attend this webinar and receive:
•    A breakdown of 5 misunderstood issues surrounding combustible dust;
•    Critical housekeeping tips and recommendations, as they pertain to Nilfisk's first-hand experiences; and,
•    Q&A time to discuss specific issues.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Selecting a Conveyor is Easy...Living with a Poorly Operating Conveyor is Not!

When: September 18, 2018 Time: 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

Eric Maynard, vice president, Jenike & Johanson, will present "Selecting a Conveyor is Easy...Living with a Poorly Operating Conveyor is Not!" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

In this webinar, a review of key considerations for selection of mechanical conveyors will be presented. An overview of features, typical capacities, and operating principles for each type of mechanical conveyor will be discussed. Project managers responsible for integration of mechanical conveyors into their bulk solids handling systems should attend this event to learn how to avoid costly mistakes with improper selection of a conveyor for a tough application.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Learn about the common types of mechanical conveyors and their features.
  • Discover how to quickly determine which type of mechanical conveyor is suitable for your solids.
  • Walk-away with helpful hints on do's and don'ts with conveyors.
  • Identify scenarios to avoid selection of an inappropriate conveyor for a tough application. 

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Combustible Dust Explosion Expert Discusses New Incident Database

When: August 9, 2018. Time: 11:00 AM PDT | 2:00 PM EDT

Combustible dust explosions and fires are an all too common event across a variety of industries that work with powders and bulk solids. Dr. Chris Cloney of DustEx Research Ltd. recently launched an effort to document combustible dust fires and explosions around the world in a new online database, DustSafetyScience.com. Join us to hear about Dr. Cloney's groundbreaking project and it's potential impacts on industry, regulatory efforts, and education.

Attend this webinar and you will:

  • Hear about Dust Safety Science's Combustible Dust Incident (CDI) Database on DustSafetyScience.com
  • Learn how data collection on dust explosions and fires will benefit operations around the world
  • Learn how DustEx Research Ltd. collects and processes data on explosions and fires and how they develop insights
  • Hear about how Equipment Makers, Companies and Organizations are expressing interest in the project
  • Learn about trends identified thus far and potential gleanings from the data in the future

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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An Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standards and the Use of Ventilation

When: July 10, 2018. Time: 11 am EDT| 2pm PDT

Gregg Grubb, CIH, vice president, Grubb Industrial Hygiene Services LLC, will present “Keep Your Head Out of the Clouds: An Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standards and the Use of Ventilation,” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

In 2016, federal OSHA lowered the permissible occupational exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica for both general industry and construction activities.  In addition to these reduced exposure limits, OSHA also created numerous new requirements addressing the management of occupational crystalline silica exposures.  This webinar provides an overview of OSHA’s Silica in Construction and General Industry Standards.  Additionally, the use of engineering controls, with a focus on ventilation, will also be discussed.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Develop an understanding of key elements of OSHA's new silica standards.
  • Develop an understanding of the engineering and administrative control measures, specifically ventilation requirements, contained in the silica standards.
  • Learn how to apply engineering and administrative controls to protect construction and general industry employees from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems

When: May 8, 2018. Time: 12am PDT | 3pm EDT

On May 8, 2018 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific, Professor Mark Jones is Head of the School of Engineering, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids Handling Research Associates, will present "Troubleshooting Pneumatic Conveying Systems," as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar series.

Pneumatic conveying systems are widely used in the process industries but often suffer from a range of operating problems, such as pipeline blockage, systems not achieving rate, erosive wear, and issues with product quality. This session will outline why these problems occur and identify potential solutions illustrated through a range of practical industrial case studies. 

The learning outcomes will be:

* Understand why a range of operating problems occur
* Identify solutions to overcome these problems
* Understand the context of these solutions through industrial case studies

Professor Jones has held the Chair in Bulk Solids Handling at the University of Newcastle since 1999. His research interests span the broad area of Bulk Materials Handling and he specializes in pipeline transport.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Critical Tips to Avoid a Dangerous Dust Flash Fire/Explosion

When: March 8, 2018. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, the key contributors to combustible dust flash fires and explosions. Attendees will:

  • Learn about the flash fires and explosions from ignition of combustible dusts
  • Discover how to reliably determine if your dust is combustible
  • Identify scenarios leading to dust emissions and dust accumulation
  • Walk-away with an appreciation for the hazards that can result from fire/explosions
  • Understand how to build a strategy for executing on a dust hazards analysis (DHA)

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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5 Critical Considerations When Implementing a Dust Collection System

When: November 8, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, will discuss the five most critical things to get right when you implement a dust collection system at your plant. These items include:

  • Determine the proper minimum conveying velocity
  • Use balance-by-design branch layout
  • Properly size the air mover
  • Avoid common duct/piping design mistakes
  • Don’t forget about the air/solids separator

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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Causes of Grain Flow Issues from Poorly Managed Stored Grain

When: November 15, 2017. Time: 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

This webinar presented by Perdue University Associate Professor and Extension Engineer in Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dr. Klein E. Illeleji examines factors leading to grain flow issues, grain quality's role in grain flow, and proactive measures managers of processing facilities, farms, and grain elevators can take to prevent flow issues. Learn more about identifying and resolving dangerous grain storage conditions that put workers in danger. 

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Factors contributing to grain flow issues and entrapment risks
  • The role of grain quality in flowability
  • Proactive measures for operators to prevent grain flowability issues

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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