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DUST EXPLOSION PREVENTION COURSE

In partnership with Dalhousie University, the New Brunswick Forest Safety Association is proud to again offer Dalhousie’s Wood Dust Explosion Prevention / NFPA Dust Compliance and Documentation Course, a 2-day program.


COURSE OUTLINE

The course is delivered in 6 steps for the prevention of explosions.


DAY 1

  • Step 1: How to determine if you have an explosion risk and how severe.

  • Step 2: What provincial, national, or state codes apply. Generally, follows the requirements of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).

  • Step 3: Overview of effective methods for dusty control at the source.

  • Step 4: Dust Collection methods.

 

DAY 2

  • Step 5: Explosion and fire prevention requirements for dust collection and dust collection systems.

  • Step 6: Requirements for ongoing testing and inspection.

  • How to complete Compliance documentation to demonstrate that all requirements of Steps 1 through 6 are complete.

  • Overview of dust collection design common errors and how to correct them.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• How to identify dust explosion risks

• What tools and resources are available to make facilities safer

• Importance of ongoing inspection and testing to ensure safety systems are operating as intended

• Awareness of key equipment design and operating parameters to meet the dust explosion protection challenges.




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