Dust Explosions – How to Demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX Compliance
Short course: 17 April 2013 (one day)
(Book this course and Evaluation of Electrostatics in Powder Handling on 16 April for a total fee of £695 )
The Imperial Sugar refinery explosion in February 2008 reminded us how destructive dust explosions can be – 14 people died, 36 were injured and the packing plant was largely destroyed. This course gives an introduction to the subject and the simple measures that can be taken to reduce the hazard of a dust explosion. It includes a brief overview of current legislation and the safety precautions required to demonstrate compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees.
- UK dust explosion statistics
- What is an explosion?
- Standard explosion tests
- Generic vs. actual test data
- Hazardous area zoning – 20, 21 and 22
- Fundamentals of DSEAR risk assessment
- Explosion prevention methods
- Explosion protection methods
This one day course has been expanded from the successful half day course trialled last year. This will allow the subjects to be discussed in more depth and for the introduction of new topics.
Is this for me?
Plant operators and designers, plant managers, safety officers and maintenance personnel will all benefit enormously from attending this course, through improving their understanding of dust explosions and the requirements of current legislation.
The course will be of great interest to personnel that are new to materials handling, or require an update on the subject.
The course will be held at the University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Short Course Centre, Chatham Maritime, Kent.
Mr Mike Ward, MA, UK Sales Manager, Explosion Hazard Testing Ltd
Note: the Wolfson Centre reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control.
Registration and fees
Intending participants should complete the online booking form. The fee will be payable upon your return of the registration form and covers lectures, course notes, lunch and refreshments. All applicants will be acknowledged and confirmed. Cheques should be made payable to: 'University of Greenwich'. A discount of 5% is available for 3 or more delegates from one company attending the same course at the same time.
Note: in order to enable sufficient time to be devoted to discussing delegates’ problems, the numbers for this course will be limited. Early registration is therefore recommended.