Awards Night and Technical Presentation: Combustible Dust Hazards will Blow You Away

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm CDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Robert Gale
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
United States


Annual Meeting and Awards Night 


            5:00-6:00 Happy hour and registration for dinner

            6:00-6:45 Dinner

            6:45-7:15 Awards (Service Awards 25, 30, 35, 40, ..... years with AIChE and Student Awards)

            7:15-8:30 Technical Presentation


Menu:  Garden salad, fresh baked bread with butter, Hunters chicken, braised beef, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, Dutch Apple Pie for dessert, coffee/tea/water


  • St. Louis Section Service Awards
    • We will recognize our members with over 25 years in AIChE with a memento.  We do this for every fifth anniversary beginning with 25 years.  As a recipient you will receive a personal invitation.  If you believe that you have reached this milestone and do not receive a personal invitation, contact us and we will review our database.
  • St. Louis Section Rising Star Award
  • St. Louis Section AIChE Virtus Dynamica Scholarship
  • AIChE Shining Star Presentation

Short Presentation on AIChE by Monica Mellinger, Senior Membership Associate - AIChE

Technical Presentation:

Combustible Dust Hazards will Blow You Away

Abstract:  Combustible dust hazards are real and far more prevalent than industry is willing to accept.  Ignoring these hazards can lead to explosion events that cause injuries, deaths, and incredible property damage.  Industries ranging from wood processing, metals, food industry, agri-business, chemical, etc., all have these hazards and they must be recognized. This presentation will provide clear evidence of how real this problem is and the basics required for eliminating, mitigating, or at least controlling combustible dust hazards. 

Speaker:  Jack Osborn, Senior Project Engineer for Airdusco Engineering and Design Services, LLC, of Memphis, Tennessee, has 44+ years-experience in the concept, design, project management, start-up, and operations/maintenance for an extensive range of mechanical equipment systems, including dust collection, ventilation, bulk-handling mechanical systems (pneumatic and mechanical), storage weighing, mixing, batching, etc.  In addition he is also a member of all six(6) NFPA committees on combustible dusts (61, 484, 652, 654, 664, and Correlating).  Jack has published multiple articles in Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine, provides PBE webinars, and is a frequent contributor for Ask an Expert.

RSVP:    Please call or email Joe VanArtsdalen at or 314-503-4958 no later than April 8th.  Please mention if you are receiving an award.  If you have questions, you may call Joe VanArtsdalen at 314-503-4958.  Any cancelations must be received by March 12th or you will be billed for the full cost of the dinner

Cost:    $20.00 AIChE Local Section Members, $10.00 for Students, all others $25.00