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COMBUSTIBLE DUST WEBINAR SERIES

Presented by the Renewable Fuels Association and Pinnacle Engineering, Inc.

Renewable fuel facilities that process and store bulk products, such as grain a known combustible dust hazard, are subject to minimum standards to mitigate the risks of fire and explosions. Unlike regulatory standards, these standards are enforced by variety of different entities and by a variety of mechanisms. The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) has partnered with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering, Inc. to sponsor an exclusive webinar series to educate facility personnel and other interested persons in the renewable fuels industry about the hazards of combustible dust, the various enforcement mechanisms, and recent changes in industry consensus standards. This two-part webinar series will provide an educational opportunity to industry stakeholders on applicability, hazards, training, changes to industry standards, and enforcement mechanisms related to combustible dust.


APRIL 18, 2018: COMBUSTIBLE DUST OVERVIEW
Overview of combustible dust hazards and how these hazards impact the renewable fuels industry.  Including the definition of combustible dust, the location of combustible dusts, and an overview of the content of the various industry consensus standards.  This session will provide an overview of the unusual enforcement mechanisms and the role OSHA plays.  This session will answer, What is combustible dust?  And, What’s the regulatory framework for providing a safe working environment? 

MAY 16, 2018: COMBUSTIBLE DUST STANDARDS AND DETAILS
A deeper look into the combustible dust standards and how they apply to renewable fuel producers. Many of the standards and OSHA regulations rely on plant specific data to establish the severity of the potential hazard and the physical bounds of the potential hazard. The site specific data is used to determine applicability and to assess the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. The new industry standard requires a dust hazard analysis (DHA). This session will define DHA, explain the general goals of the DHA, and provide general techniques in conducting a DHA. After completion of a DHA, hazard mitigation should be reviewed, revised, updated, or implemented. Even though the mitigation is likely to be driven by the DHA, there are general industry strategies that are commonly used.  This session will answer: How do I know if I have combustible dust? What do I do if I have combustible dust? What is a DHA? Do I need to do a DHA? How do I DHA? The DHA is complete, now what?


KEY CONTACTS

If you have any questions regarding the webinar series or combustible dust, please contact:

Steve Schleicher
Office: 507.923.4285   Cell: 507.261.0918


Matt Henry, PE
Office: 763.277.8420   Cell: 402.889.6152

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*All Webinars will be held from 11am - 12pm Central Standard Time
*Webinar series is FREE for RFA members
*Fee for non-members is $100 per session
*Space is limited. Register today by contacting Missy Ruff at 202.446.1944

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