Safety Issues in Particle Handling: Dust Explosions Originally delivered Aug 4, 2010 Developed by: CCPS - Center for Chemical Process Safety Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Intermediate PDHs: 1.50 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Over the past 6 years dust explosions have claimed 28 lives in the United States, tragically demonstrating the importance of proper design and operation to ensure safety in solids handling operations. The trend towards manufacture of finer combustible powders in many businesses can only be expected to increase this risk in the future. This webinar provides a fundamental understanding of dust explosions with an emphasis on preventive and mitigative measures to prevent their occurrence. Current regulatory activity regarding solids-handling safety will also be briefly discussed. Presenter(s): Robert L. Gravell Bob Gravell is a Principal Process Safety Consultant with the DuPont Company and is located at the DuPont Explosion Hazards Laboratory in Deepwater, NJ. Bob received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and has 34 years of experience with DuPont, including assignments in project engineering, technical services, manufacturing, and R&D. In his current role he is responsible for addressing a wide range of reactive hazards issues, including flammability and explosion behavior of vapors and combustible dusts. He is also the primary...Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).