Course Description

Fire and Explosion Hazards: Identification and Control

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Course ID 2830

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This intensive, one day course will benefit professionals in management, technical, operations and maintenance that are involved with process safety, EH&S, process design, operations and maintenance.

Personnel working within the chemical & processing industries, including bulk and finished pharmaceuticals, chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, food, plastic & rubber, metals, textiles, wood & paper and agrochemicals who desire a more in depth and practical understanding of fire and explosion hazard assessment and control will find this training extremely worthwhile.

Course Description
Many operations in the processing industry involve handling and processing of liquids and powders, most of which could under certain conditions be flammable. Flammable gas, vapor, and dust cloud atmospheres can be ignited if a sufficiently energetic ignition source is present. Ignition of a flammable atmosphere occurs if the ignition-source energy exceeds the minimum energy that is required to ignite the fuel/air mixture at the given process conditions. As one can therefore imagine, a flash-fire or explosion hazard can exist during the transfer, handling, processing, and packaging of many flammable liquids and powders. Flash fires and explosions can lead to catastrophic events involving fatalities, injuries, community impact, facility damage, and economic losses. Therefore, safe manufacturing requires employers to take measures that avoid flash fires and explosions and also protect people and plant from their consequences. But how can you be sure you have identified all the hazards on your plant; and how can you be sure that the control measures you are taking are practical and effective?

This one-day, intensive course has been designed to show how both flash fire and explosion hazards arise in manufacturing processes, how they can be systematically identified and assessed, and how the most appropriate basis of safety can be selected and implemented. We do this by developing your understanding of explosions and fires and by making use of real-life examples of explosion prevention/ protection measures on plant.

Course Director
Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., M.Ins.Phys., MIET, C.Phys., CEO of Stonehouse Process Safety, Inc.

Vahid Ebadat has worked extensively as a process and operational safety consultant for the processing industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, food, wood, pulp & paper, and metal. Dr. Ebadat is a regular speaker at training courses on gas and vapor flammability, dust explosions, and controlling electrostatic hazards. He has been a member of NFPA 77 Technical Committee on Static Electricity, NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particular Solids and ASTM E27 Committee on Hazard Potential of Chemicals. Dr. Ebadat’s research has culminated in the publication of numerous technical papers and articles.

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