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Online Seminar: Dust Explosion: Hazard Recognition, Assessment, and Management (2022)

Course Dates:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 13 - 23, 2022


11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT (-4 UTC)

Course Description
Attendees will learn what practicing fire protection engineer or plant engineer need to know and consider as it pertains to dealing with industrial sites that handle combustible particulate solids. This course covers the chemistry and physics of dust deflagrations, the process and progress of dust explosions, and the means by which the dust explosion hazard can be managed in both prescriptive and performance-based design environment. Learn about combustible dust explosions as a severe problem recognize control and mitigation methods and control of electrical installation hazards for combustible dust areas. Several sample problems will be included as part of the course content. The last session will review a DHA Sample which will be provided to attendees.

This 8-session seminar is derived from our 2-day in-person course.

Learning Objectives
After completing this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process and progress of dust deflagrations, know how to identify dust deflagration hazards and how to manage those hazards to a level of risk generally acceptable to the public.
  • Understand what deflagration are and how they propagate
  • Know how to analyze a process/facility to identify dust deflagration hazards.
  • Know why a facility or site is a dust explosion hazard
  • Understand how to read, interpret and employ dust test data
  • Possess a working knowledge of the hazard management methods and means available.
  • Know how to design the appropriate deflagration hazard management systems/programs.

Course Delivery

All of live sessions are recorded and provided to the attendees in the course. If you are unable to watch the live session you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions up to 1 month after last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, you will be provided your PDH certificate.


John M Cholin, P.E., FSFPE, M.E.E.

Course Introduction:

Course Assessment
Participants will be assessed via a written test upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% and a completed survey will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

Professional Development Hours
Participants will receive 15 PDH Credits and a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded after completing all of the course content, survey, and quiz.

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SFPE Members: $699.00
SFPE Non-members: $899.00

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