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Combustible Dust Explosions


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This 2-day course provides fundamental information on combustible dust explosions as encountered in the chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, energy, and related industries. Primary emphasis is on the cause, course, and consequence of such explosions. Significant emphasis is placed upon the guidance provided by industry consensus standards, such as those issued by the National Fire Protection Association.


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Who Should Attend:

  • Plant managers, supervisors, engineers, and consultants working with hazardous dust processes
  • Anyone designing new or modified facilities

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain the knowledge necessary for the identification of explosion hazards, implementation of common prevention and mitigation options, and awareness of when to seek additionalassistance
  • 1.2 CEUs, 1.2 COCs, 2.0 CMs, ABIH approval #10-247

Duration: 2 days



Start/End Dates



  • Examples of dust explosions and their causes
  • Dust Explosion Fundamentals
    • Definitions
    • Dust explosion pentagon
    • Kst and Pmax values for typical dusts
    • Dust concentration
    • Particle size
    • Ignition energies
    • Hybrid mixtures
  • NFPA 654 Dust Explosion Prevention Practices
    • Chapter 6 – Facility and Systems Design
    • Chapter 7 – Process Equipment
    • Chapter 8 – Fugitive Dust Control and Housekeeping
    • Chapter 9 – Ignition Sources
    • Chapter 10 – Fire Protection
  • The Critical Importance of Housekeeping: Housekeeping DOs and DON’Ts
  • Ignition Sources
    • Controlling line current ignition sources
    • Controlling static electricity
  • Other Relevant NFPA Standards
    • NFPA 36
    • NFPA 61
    • NFPA 85
    • NFPA 484
    • NFPA 654
    • NFPA 655
    • NFPA 664


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