Four Industry Leading Companies Co-Host an Educational Seminar on Combustible Dust Hazards

Building on its 30+ year legacy as a leading environmental and safety engineering firm, CTI (Conversion Technology Inc.) is proud to announce we will co-host an educational seminar on the ever-growing topic of combustible dust hazards with CST Industries, IEP Technologies, and The Tennant Company.

The free Combustible Dust Seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 3-6pm, with a BBQ and Beer QA Session following immediately after. For attendees convenience, the seminar is located in San Antonio, TX, where this year’s NFPA Conference and Expo will be taking place. The seminar will cover everything from understanding of terminology and regulations, conducting dust hazard analyses, cause/effect in facilities operations, and silo design rules from applicable NFPA guidelines.

“Dust fires and explosions can be devastating for operations and production, and handling combustible dust puts employees and facilities at risk. Mitigating the risk of combustible dust requires comprehensive knowledge of the science of dust fires and explosions, as well as an understanding of the industries and processes that handle combustible dust. This partnership will allow us to offer comprehensive solutions to ensure our clients operate safely, while maintaining business continuity,” stated Brian Edwards, PE, Director of Engineering for CTI.

Over the past several decades, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have been expanding and enforcing regulations and standards designed to lessen the potential for disasters in facilities that handle combustible dusts. In mid-year of 2018 alone, according to the Combustible Dust Report, there were 89 recorded fires and 26 recorded explosion incidents in industries handling combustible dust.

The first step in addressing the hazards of combustible dust is conducting a comprehensive Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) of facilities and processes handling dust. The combustible dust standard NFPA 652 mandates full compliance by 2020.

CTI and its partners are committed to educating their customers by conducting seminars, webinars and presentations to enhance awareness on Dust Hazards.

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About CTI

Conversion Technology Inc., CTI, is an environmental and safety engineering firm with experience helping clients nationwide. In the past thirty plus years, CTI has gained extensive knowledge and experience assisting a wide array of industries in effectively obtaining and maintaining environmental, health, and safety compliance, and in identifying and analyzing hazards such as those associated with combustible dust.  CTI is a member of NFPA, assisting with the development of standards for combustible dust, and has decades of experience conducting process and dust hazard analyses. CTI has worked with hundred of facilities to identify potential combustible dust hazards, provide prioritized, feasible solutions to mitigate the hazards, and assist our clients develop dust hazard management systems.

 About CST Industries

CST is the largest dome and storage tank manufacturer in the world. CST’s global network includes manufacturing facilities and technical design centers and multiple regional sales offices that are located throughout North America and the United Kingdom. International offices are in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Currently, more than 350,000 storage tanks and 19,000 covers have been installed in 125 countries throughout the world.

About IEP Technologies

Safety and the risks associated with industrial explosions are the focus of efforts to create awareness of these dangers within a wide range of global industries. HOERBIGER offers highly effective safety solutions that are tailored to the customers’ specific needs, under the HOERBIGER, IEP Technologies and Newson Gale brands.

The IEP Technologies, Newson Gale and HOERBIGER brands are strategically managed by the global Safety Division. IEP Technologies supports its global customer base through 13 regional offices and are market leaders for industrial explosion protection solutions. Explosion prevention solutions through electrical grounding and bonding are offered under the Newson Gale brand. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with reliable pressure relief for engines and compressors.

 About The Tennant Company

The Tennant Company, manufacturer’s representatives specializing in bulk material storage, handling, and processing spanning multiple industries including, aggregate, chemical, food, environmental, oil and gas, etc.

For more information or to register contact:

Brian Edwards
Director of Engineering
Conversion Technology Inc.

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