Recorded at Virtual AIHce EXP 2020
Many operations in industry involve handling and processing of liquids and powders, which could be flammable under process conditions. Flammable gas, vapor, and dust cloud atmospheres can be ignited if a sufficiently energetic ignition source is present. Flash fires and explosions can lead to catastrophic events involving fatalities, injuries, community impact, facility damage, and economic losses. This presentation will show how: a) flash fire and explosion hazards arise in manufacturing processes; b) they can be systematically identified and assessed; and c) the most appropriate basis of safety can be selected and implemented.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Identify locations where flammable atmospheres could be present.
- Recognize ignition sources present under normal and abnormal conditions.
- List practical measures to prevent flash fires and explosions and protect against their effect.
- Locate codes and standards for managing gas, vapor, and dust flash fire and explosion hazards.
Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.
Stonehouse Process Safety
Lawrenceville, NJ United States of America