The Worlds #1 Online Dust Safety Community - Online Event
February 24 – 27, 2020 | DustSafetyAcademy.com
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Replays available until September 2020 with registration
Why Attend This Event?
Here's What Makes DDSC2020 Different From Your Average Conference... 
  • Learn from 40+ global experts on combustible dust safety
  • Understand upcoming regulation changes in your industry
  • Get newest development in prevention, protection and cleaning systems
  • Watch and rewatch presentation replays for six months after the event
  • Have questions about:
  • Dust Hazard Analysis?
  • Safety culture and training?
  • Purchasing the correct equipment?
  • Dust collector maintenance?
  • Legal liability?
  • Get them answered at the event!
  • No travel, lodging or extra costs required
  • No travel - attend right from your computer or mobile device
  • Six months access to community forums and exhibition area
Here's what you can expect
Join Over 40 Speakers From Around the World ...
Global regulations for combustible dust safety
Dr. Bob Zalosh
FireExplo
Design Of Dust Collection Systems
Diane Cave
Element6
Introduction To Combustible Dust Test Methods
Dr. Ashok Dastidar
Fauske & Associates
Lessons Learned From Global Plant Inspections
Francesca Vincenzi
REMBE
International Ex Facility Assessment & Certification
Arpad Veress
ExNB
Recent updates to the
NFPA standards
Guy Colonna
NFPA
Collection Methods
for Metallic Dusts
Denise Duncan
AT Industrial Products
Choosing Between Central & Portable Vacuum Systems
Scott Boersma
Delfin
... and many more.
Who is This Event For?
  • Business Owners
  • EHS Managers
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • Consultants
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Distributers & Representatives
  • Students & Researchers
  
2020 Digital Dust Safety Conference
Presentation Program
Day 1 - Monday February 24

Draft Program

Opening Keynotes

09:00 Introduction Keynote
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

10:00 Global regulations for combustible dust safety
           Dr. Bob Zalosh / FireExplo

Session 1: Hazard Identification & Analysis - Important Concepts

11:00 Introduction to NFPA 652 & Dust Hazard Analysis
           David Hakes / XP Products

11:30 Introduction To Combustible Dust Test Methods
           Dr. Ashok Dastidar / Fauske & Associates

12:00 Differences Between The Global Approaches to Hazard Analysis
           Dr. Jef Snoeys & Bruce McLelland / Fike

12:30 Difference Between Prescriptive and Performance-Based DHAs
           John Wincek / Dekra

Session 2: Hazard Identification & Analysis - Case Examples

02:00 Example Application Of Combustible Dust Testing
           Martin Clouthier / Jensen Hughes

02:30 Example Hazard Identification & Hazard Analysis
           Jeff Davis / Conversion Technology Inc.

03:00 Challenges Retrofitting Explosion Protection In Existing Facilities
           Chris Giusto / Hallam-ICS

03:30 Example QRA In Dust Handling Operations
           Marc Hodapp / Jensen Hughes

Closing Keynotes

04:00 A CSB update on Combustible Dust Safety in 2020
           Wills Hougland / US Chemical Safety Board

05:00 Closing Keynote
           Howard Mavity / Fisher & Phillips LLP


** All times are in Eastern Time Zone

Day 2 - Tuesday February 25

Draft Program

Opening Keynotes

09:00 Introduction Keynote
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

10:00 Recent updates to the NFPA standards
           Guy Colonna / National Fire Protection Agency

Session 3: Hazard Identification & Analysis – Case Examples

11:00 TBD


11:30 TBD


12:00 International Ex Facility Assessment & Certification
           Arpad Veress / ExNB

12:30 Lessons Learned From Global Plant Inspections
           Francesca Vincenzi / REMBE

Session 4: System Design & Processing Equipment

02:00 Design Of Dust Collection Systems
           Diane Cave / Element6

02:30 Monitoring Dust Ignition Sources on Bucket Elevators
           Brian Knapp | 4B Components

03:00 Design Of Storage Silo Systems
           Keith McGuire | CST Industries

03:30 Design Of Ducting & Conveying Systems
           Ross Blanford | Masterduct

Closing Keynotes

04:00 Lessons learned from the CSB Call to Action on Combustible Dust
           Crista Vesel and Ivan Pupulidy | Dynamic Inquiry

05:00 Closing Keynote
           Jess McCluer / National Grain and Feed Association

** All times are in Eastern Time Zone

Day 3 - Wednesday February 26

Draft Program

Opening Keynotes

08:00 Introduction Keynote
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

Session 5: Explosion Prevention Methods

09:00 Latest Developments In Spark Monitoring & Detection Solutions
           TBD / GreCon

09:30 Dust & Gas Concentration Monitoring
           John Korpi / Sintrol

10:00 Using fan systems to control fugitive dust accumulation
           Jordan Newton / SonicAire

10:30 Oxygen Reduction & Inerting System Design
          Dr. Ashok Dastidar / Fauske & Associates

Session 6: Explosion Protection Methods

11:00 Traditional & Non-traditional Explosion Venting Options
           Jason Krbec / CV Technology

11:30 Explosion Suppression System Design & Example
           Jeff Mycroft / Fike

12:00 Alternative Explosion Isolation Options For Different Equipment
          TBD / IEP Technologies

12:30 Comparing NFPA 68 and EN 14491 requirements for venting
           Marius Bloching & Jeramy Slaunwhite / REMBE

Session 7: Dust Control, Collection and Cleaning (Part 1)

02:00 What You Need To Know To Purchase The Correct Collection System
           David McEwan / Nederman

02:30 Explosion Prevention & Protection Options For Dust Collection Systems
           Brian Richardson / Camfil

03:00 Collection Methods For Metallic Dusts
          Denise Duncan / AT Industrial Products

03:30 System balancing and control options for dust collection systems
          Ales Litomisky / EcoGate

04:00 Rotary Drum Filter Dust Collection Systems
          Stephen Kasik / Osprey

Session 8: Dust Control, Collection and Cleaning (Part 2)

04:30 Industrial Hygiene, Housekeeping & NFPA Requirements
           TBD | Nilfisk

05:00 Choosing Between Central Vacuum & Portable Vacuum Systems
          Scott Boersma | Delfin

05:30 Industrial Vacuum Accessories & Cleaning Services
           TBD | Space Vac

** All times are in Eastern Time Zone

Day 4 - Thursday February 27
Draft Program

Opening Keynotes

10:00 Introduction Keynote
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

Session 9: Experimental Research

11:00 TBD
           Martin Clouthier / Jensen Hughes & Dalhousie University

11:30 TBD
           Albert Addo / Dalhousie University

12:00 TBD
           Luca Marmo / Polirtecnico di Torino

12:30 TBD
           Almerinda Di Benedetto / Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

Session 10: Computer Modeling Research

02:00 TBD
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Ltd. & Dalhousie University

02:00 TBD
           Paola Russo / Sapienza University of Rome

02:30 TBD
           Damilare Ogungbemide / Jensen Hughes

03:30 TBD

           Yumeng Zhao / Purdue University

Tickets and Registration
$275 USD
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Event replays available until September 2020
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can attend the conference?

A: Anyone can attend the event if purchasing a general admission ticket. Research presentation slots are only available to university students, professors or industry researchers. Industry presentation slots will be given firstly to DustSafetyScience member companies and then from the waitlist above.

Q: What if I can't view the conference live?

A: Replays of the conference presentations will be available for six months after the event through the Dust Safety Academy platform.

Q: Are the tickets refundable?

A: No, the tickets are non-refundable. However, they can be reassigned to another individual before January 15, 2020. We will try our best to help you find someone to take the ticket before this date.

Q: How long are the presentations?

A: Technical sessions are 20-minutes followed by a 5-minute question period. Keynotes are 40 minutes followed by a 15-minute question period.

 

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