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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
  • Want to more about:
  • Dust Hazard Analysis?
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  • No meals, lodging or extra costs required
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  • 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 Program

Draft Program

Opening Keynotes

Fundamental concepts for combustible dust safety

           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

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

Session 1: Hazard Identification & Analysis - Important Concepts

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

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

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

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

Session 2: Hazard Identification & Analysis - Case Examples

Selection and Application of Combustible Dust Tests in Practice
           Dr. Vahid Ebadat / Stonehouse Process Safety

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

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

Example QRA In Dust Handling Operations
           Marc Hodapp / Jensen Hughes

Closing Keynotes

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

Simplifying the Combustible Dust Compliance Process and Avoiding Legal Issues
           Howard Mavity / Fisher & Phillips LLP

Day 2 Program

Opening Keynotes

Lessons Learned from DustSafetyScience and the Combustible Dust Incident Database
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

Recognizing, Evaluating, and Controlling Hazards of Combustible Dust 
           Guy Colonna / National Fire Protection Agency

Session 3: Hazard Identification & Analysis – Case Examples

Explosion Protection System Deficiencies as Discovered Through Performing DHAs
           Phil Parsons / Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc.

Understanding the Fire and Explosion Hazards Associated with Additive Manufacturing Processes
           Jason Reason / SEAM Group

International Ex Facility Assessment & Certification
           Arpad Veress / ExNB

Lessons Learned From Global Plant Inspections
           Francesca Vincenzi / REMBE

Session 4: System Design & Processing Equipment

Design Of Dust Collection Systems
           Diane Cave / Element6

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

Design Of Storage Silo Systems
           Keith McGuire | CST Industries

Design Of Ducting & Conveying Systems
           Ross Blanford | Masterduct

Closing Keynotes

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

Dramatic Decline in Number and Severity of Explosions at Grain Handling Facilities
           Jess McCluer / National Grain and Feed Association

Day 3 Program

Opening Keynotes

Case Studies in Dust Explosion Prevention and Protection
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

Session 5: Explosion Prevention Methods

Latest Developments In Spark Monitoring & Detection Solutions
          Denis Sauerwald & Mario Haas / GreCon

Dust & Gas Concentration Monitoring
           John Korpi / Sintrol

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

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

Session 6: Explosion Protection Methods

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

Explosion Suppression System Design & Example
           Jeff Mycroft / Fike

Alternative Explosion Isolation Options For Different Equipment
         Burke Desautels / IEP Technologies

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

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

What You Need To Know To Purchase The Correct Collection System
           Robert Williamson & Niels Pedersen / Nederman

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

Collection Methods For Metallic Dusts
          Denise Duncan / AT Industrial Products

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

Rotary Drum Filter Dust Collection Systems
          Stephen Kasik / Osprey

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

Industrial Hygiene, Housekeeping & NFPA Requirements
          Stephen Watkins | Nilfisk

Choosing Between Central Vacuum & Portable Vacuum Systems
          Scott Boersma | Delfin

Industrial Vacuum Accessories & Cleaning Services
           Andy Collar | Space Vac

Guidelines for Using a High-Vacuum Central System to Keep Your Facility Clean
           Pablo Balan / Boss Products

Day 4 Program
Opening Keynotes

Understanding the Combustible Dust Fire and Explosion Research Ecosystem
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Limited

Session 9: Computer Modeling Research


Burning Velocity of Hybrid Mixtures Containing Coal Dust and Methane Gas
           Dr. Chris Cloney / DustEx Research Ltd. & Dalhousie University

Investigation on a Flour Mill Dust Explosion by CFD Simulations
           Dr. Paola Russo / Sapienza University of Rome

Modelling of Cornflour Dust Explosion Using an Open Source Code
           Dr. Chen Huang / Research Institutes of Sweden

Simulating Pressure Piling in Coal Dust Explosion Using OpenFOAM
          Damilare Ogungbemide / Jensen Hughes

Session 10: Experimental Research


A Case of Fire & Explosion in a Vented Sawdust Silo
           Dr. Enrico Danzi / Polirtecnico di Torino

Anomalous Flammability Behavior of Dust Mixtures
          Dr. Maria Portarapillo / Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

Investigation of Marginal Explosibility in the 20-L and 1-m3 Chambers
           Albert Addo / Dalhousie University

Nano-sized Solid Inertants and Their Advantage in Dust Explosion Moderation
           Yajie Bu / Northeastern University

Dust Concentration Sensing Method Using Image Analysis
          Yumeng Zhao / Purdue University

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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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