Webinars

DEKRA offers both complimentary public and company-requested private webinars. Contact us to request a quote for telecommute/remote training via our webinar platform.

Register for one or all of our complimentary process safety webinars below.

A Smart Testing Strategy for Reactive Hazard Characterization

When: Weds., May 19, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern

It is important to identify reactive hazards that can occur during processing, storage or transportation of a material. Reactivity hazards can cause an overpressure event, resulting in fire, release of toxic materials or an explosion. A smart testing strategy for reactive hazard characterization is needed to prevent these unwanted consequences from occurring.

This smart testing strategy will consider many factors with a focus on the characterization of runaway reactions and chemical incompatibility. Some factors considered include the lifecycle of the process, the amount of sample of available, the objective of the testing, the cost and schedule of the project, and the chemical information currently available for the process or material to be evaluated. Several examples will be provided to illustrate the application of calorimetry data to process conditions as well as transportation scenarios.

Join us for this smart testing strategy discussion as we review relevant reactive hazard characterization techniques that can be utilized to ensure safer manufacturing processes. During this informative webinar, we will discuss:

  • How to select the appropriate calorimeter for testing
  • How to identify reactive chemical hazards
  • Applying calorimetry data to make safer decisions during manufacturing operations and handling of reactive chemicals
  • Reviewing relevant example scenarios for reactive hazards characterization

Applying NFPA 61 to Manage Fire and Explosion Risks in the Agriculture and Food Processing Industry

When: Weds., June 16, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern

Fire and explosion incidents in the agricultural and food processing industry, reported during the last three years by mydustexplosionresearch.com, indicate a troublesome upward trend. The percentage of reported fire and explosion incidents has increased from an average of about 32% of the total incidents reported in 2016 and 2017 to an average of over 43% in the last 2 ½ years. The lion share of these fires and explosions has occurred in the grain industry, although the food industry reports significant numbers, as well. This webinar will discuss these trends and what factors are driving them. The 2020 revision of NFPA 61, The Standard for Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, has added some important requirements and has made some changes that should serve to help in the reduction in the numbers of these incidents. The changes will be discussed in this webinar, as well as important steps that you can take to manage the risk of fires and explosions.

During this informative presentation, we will address:

  • The increasing number of reportable fires and explosions that are occurring in the agricultural and food processing industry
  • The factors that are believed to be driving these trends
  • A focus on equipment that is experiencing the highest frequency of fires and explosions and fire and explosion hazard mitigation strategies for this equipment
  • Risk management techniques that can be used to reduce fire and explosion incidents
  • Important changes in the latest revision of NFPA 61 and how these changes can serve to help you manage the fire and explosion risk, more effectively

Webinar participants will learn about the factors that are driving the increased number of reported incidents in the agriculture and food processing industry and risk management tools that can effectively be implemented to manage the risk of fire, flash fire and explosions.