Considering that combustible dust standards such as NFPA 652 and the commodity-specific standards (61, 484, 654, and 664) are now part of mandatory compliance in the international fire and building codes, compliance with these standards is critical and subject to enforceable laws. NFPA, in response to this fact and to OSHA’s emphasis on enforcement, has been in an ongoing process of modifying these standards to make them consistent and reasonable. However, communication of these requirements and how NFPA 652 relates to the other commodity-specific combustible dust standards, still isn’t clear to most of the industry. The focus of this webinar will be to clarify this relationship and emphasize the most important — and common — areas of combustible dust standard compliance.
Jack Osborn, PE, is senior project engineer for Airdusco Engineering and Design Services LLC, Memphis, TN. He has more than 43 years of experience in the concept, design, project management, startup, and operations/maintenance training for an extensive range of bulk-solids-related equipment systems, including dust collection, ventilation, air pollution control, pneumatic and mechanical conveying, storage, and more. He’s a member of six NFPA committees on combustible dusts.
He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Tulsa and both a BS and an MS in education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
Powder and Bulk Engineering is presenting many webinars throughout 2020 to meet the educational needs of those who are currently handling powder and bulk solid substances. These webinars are an extension of the educational information we provide to you each month.
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