Canadian Biomass Magazine

Dust webinar series tackles explosive issue

April 17, 2015
By Scott Jamieson

April 17, 2015 - Get to the heart of this complex matter from your own desk or mill boardroom in these 1-hr webinars. Just register and click on the link at the allotted time, and for the price of a lunch you and your while staff can ensure you and your dust explosion mitigation procedures are up to snuff.

We’ve partnered with John Bachynski, a dust explosion expert with EPM Consulting with 30 years field experience and a knack for putting things in operational terms, and an instructor who comes to us highly recommended from industry operations professionals who have taken his courses. Regardless of the size of your facility, learn what explosion and fire protection is required, when and how to do it to ensure your facility and staff are protected.

Cost for each webinar is only $25, and you can enjoy it in your boardroom, office or lunchroom with as many colleagues or staff as you like.

Wednesday, May 27 – Dust Explosion Mitigation I – Managing the risk
Is your operation at risk? Are you confident in your risk assessment skill set, and how do you know if you are doing enough, or perhaps even too much, to manage your specific risk. Join John Bachynski, who has over 30 years experience managing dust explosion environments in a safe but cost-effective manner, as he walks you though the array of risks associated with wood or pellet processing in his unique hands-on manner.

Register here!

Tuesday June 23 – Dust Explosion Mitigation II – Managing the dust
A whopping 51% of explosions happen in the dust collection system, and yet there are a range of myths and technical fallacies still making the rounds in Canada’s wood products and pellet sector. Join John Bachynski as he walks us through the most cost-effective ways to manage dust for a variety of operations. Are you protected, are your systems safe, and have you covered the seven critical explosion areas in your mill?

Register here!

Wednesday July 22 – Dust Explosion Mitigation III – Managing the liability
Do you fully understand your inspection and compliance requirements and liabilities? Recent events have shown what can go wrong, so don’t be caught on the wrong side of this crucial issue. From dust collection to system maintenance, 30-year veteran John Bachynski walks you through the complexities from an operational perspective.

Register here!

John E. Bachynski, B.Sc. P.Eng., is President of EPM Consulting located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has over 30 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in plant air quality, dust collection, transport, storage and dust explosion prevention. Since graduating from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) (B.Eng., Mechanical) in 1980 he has worked continuously in the testing, design, installation and commissioning of industrial dust collection and explosion prevention systems. His project experience includes dust and fume collection systems, dilute and dense phase pneumatic conveying systems in the rubber, cement, coal, steel, grain, foundry, salt, machining, wood pellets, pulp, paper and wood handling facilities. He continues his growing client base in Canada, United States, Mexico and Europe specializing in upgrading plants to prevent dust explosions and also designing, commissioning and testing for new facilities. Mr. Bachynski has published articles on dust related topics for Bulk and Powder magazine, and has been a technical presenter for the dust related topics for Powder and Bulk, Dalhousie University, College of Continuing Education, NFPA International Technology Conference and private industry. He was nominated for a Canadian design award 1982, and received the Nova Scotia Award for Energy Conservation, Large Industry Sector, 1988 for the installation of a 40TPD wood dust burning boiler.

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