From Spark to Flame Mitigating the Risk of Fires from Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic charging will occur when solids or liquids are in contact and move relative to other materials, or by induction.
This occurs in many industrial processes i.e., pneumatic conveying, pumping, dispensing operations, centrifuging, and mixing.
All operations are susceptible to charge generation, but if charges are allowed to accumulate and discharge in the presence of a flammable atmosphere, a fire and explosion may result.
Even electrostatic sparks that are far too small to be seen or felt can ignite industrial substances in the form of dust clouds, gases, or vapours.
What you’ll learn:
- Understanding how electrostatic charges are created and their relevance to explosive atmospheres.
- How to identify and mitigate electrostatic charges to reduce risk.
- Benefits of partnering with Sigma-HSE to create bespoke/customised testing conditions to match your process operation and prove your safety case.
This webinar is best for:
- Safety Engineers
- Process Managers
- Environmental Health Safety Specialist
- Risk Engineers
- Process Engineers
- EHS Specialists, Managers, Supervisors and Engineers
- Thursday 20th July 2023, 3PM BST
Register for free
Technical Speaker – Mike Weaver, Associate Director, Sigma-HSE
Mike Weaver has had technical involvement with consulting services for many industries in Europe in the field of Process Safety.
Throughout his career, Mike has also designed, built and managed Process Safety Laboratories to GLP Standards and has worked with companies to optimise their testing programmes and interpretation of data to formulate a suitable Basis of Safety.
Mike has also been heavily involved with regulatory compliance such as REACH, CLP, GHS, and has provided guidance to small, medium and international companies to ensure registrations and regulatory compliance for their materials.