January 26, 2017
(Reservation required by January 23)
Joint meeting with ASM Central MA Chapter
DUST EXPOLSION HAZARDS
Virtually any oxidizable material can present a dust explosion hazard when present in a sufficiently small particle size. Because of this, most industries contain combustible dust hazards in at least some portion of their processes or facilities. During the last decade, increased awareness of combustible dust has led to actions by regulators, standard writing organizations, insurers and manufacturing facilities to further mitigate hazards. In this presentation we discuss the fundamentals of how dust explosions occur, how to assess the hazards of combustible dust, and how to mitigate combustible dust hazards in industrial facilities. The presentation will include an update on test methods and standards and regulations related to combustible dust.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dr. Timothy Myers is an engineering consultant who assists clients in assessing combustible dust hazards in their facilities and developing mitigation methods. He is a member of several ASTM and NFPA committees responsible for standards related to assessing combustible dust and preventing and mitigating combustible dust fires and explosions. Dr. Myers has investigated catastrophic dust explosions that have occurred throughout the world. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California and is a licensed engineer in multiple states.
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
John Harvard's Brew House
1 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner*
7:30 PM Presentation
* Dinner includes choices of soup or salad for an appetizer and Fish & Chips, Mediterranean Salad (vegetarian), or Chicken Pot Pie for an entree. Soft drinks, iced tea, coffee, and water are also included. Your order will be taken at the event.
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