Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gas, Vapour & Dust Explosion Hazards -ATEX Education

Continuing Professional Development

Back to Fire CPD

Gas, Vapour & Dust
Protection, Mitigation and Prediction

Monday 22 - Friday 26 March 2010

10% discount for IFE Members - CPD 33hrs


Course Leaflet (PDF)

Registration Form

Course format

The Explosion Hazards short course will be delivered by a team of practitioners and academics, all experts in their particular fields of contribution. The course has been extensively revamped in response to the positive feedback from participants and the continuing interests and rapid developments in the field.

Oral presentations will concentrate, where appropriate, on the implications and practical application with example calculations of the research findings (so please bring a calculator). Detailed course notes will provide comprehensive coverage of research methodologies and results.


For a full programme and registration form by email or post, contact:
Rachael Lawson, CPD Course and Events Co-ordinator,
CPD Unit, Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering, Room 209,
University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK.
Telephone: + 44 (0)113 343 8104 Fax.: + 44 (0)113 343 2511

This is the sort of courses that we need more of in the United States in understanding that combustible dust poses a potentially explosive atmosphere like flammable gaes, vapours, and mists (ATEX). All the rules and regulations in the world is only cursory until all stakeholders understand that combustible dust explosions and flash fires are propagating events similiar to vapor cloud flash fires and explosions. Can one differentiate the differences in the catastrophic results of overpressure, thermal radiation, and ensuing deadly projectiles between a dust explosion and vapor cloud explosion?

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