Fike’s Bob Korn to Speak at International Biomass Convention

March 2, 2012

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Fike’s Bob Korn to Speak at International Biomass Convention

Bob Korn, Fike's director of sales and marketing for industrial protection, will participate on a panel for an educational session during the International Biomass Convention and Expo on Wednesday, April 18 in Denver. Korn will present information on identifying and protecting facilities from combustible dust hazards in densified biofuel production, as well as specific mitigation techniques.  

"The Biomass industry continues to grow in importance which leads to a greater concentration on facility and worker safety," said Korn. "Biomass power plants are constantly studied to be reengineered and become more efficient. Fike is following these changes and advancements within the biomass industry, to offer the best in specialized safety solutions required by this unique market."

Topics the presentation will include:

* How to identify dust hazards in individual facilities

* Educating attendees on OSHA regulations and standards regarding combustible dust

* Tips to prepare a facility for an OSHA inspection of combustible dusk hazards

* Identifying the mitigation techniques detailed by NFPA codes to protect workers and facilities

"Effective management of combustible dust and gas explosion risks requires an understanding of the science behind an explosion, as well as an intimate knowledge of combustible atmospheres and potential ignition sources," explained Korn. "Once all the hazards have been identified, explosion protection equipment must be properly designed and maintained to minimize any risk. Fike offers a complete line of explosion protection solutions, including flameless venting, suppression and isolation. Our full scale testing capabilities identify individual customer risks and offer completely customized solutions." 

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