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GEAPS, K-State Offer Dust Explosion Prevention Course

April 10, 2019

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program announced the opening of registration for several online courses schedule for this May and June. 

Taking place from May 14 to June 18, GEAPS 544: Preventing and Responding to Grain Dust Explosions offers participants an overview of the destructive power of dust fires and explosions, how grain dust becomes combustible, how operators can reduce dust production in their facilities. Information will also be presented on preventative maintenance and housekeeping to prevent combustible dust issues and ways companies can respond to a combustible dust incident. 

GEAPS 544 is designed for grain facility safety managers, local and regional facility managers and superintendents, new grain industry employees, contractors and others with a need to know why explosions occur and how they can be prevented.

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GEAPS and K-State also said they will hold two other online courses from May 14 to June 18 – GEAPS 511: Grain Facilities Planning and Design II, an advanced course that looks at planning and design of grain facilities and GEAPS 610: Interpretation of Process Flow Diagrams, which presents the purposes, benefits and limitations of flow diagrams. 

Registration for the courses closes May 8. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website

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