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.

Classification of Hazardous Materials for Transport: UN/DOT Requirements and How It Impacts Your Organization

When: Weds., July 15, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT.

Proper classification of hazardous materials is important to prevent potentially catastrophic incidents and to ensure the safety of those knowingly or unknowingly traveling alongside those materials. It is also an important signal to identify and understand how these materials should be stored, handled, and processed safely within a facility.

The United Nations' Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations provides a way to easily classify many different types of hazards and US-DOT enforces these classifications by requiring proper documentation, packaging, and external labeling to ensure clear hazard communication and safe transportation.

This webinar will summarize UN/DOT requirements for the classification of hazardous materials, the differences between hazard classes, and how this information impacts your facility's shipping, warehousing, and processing operations. It will also offer common "watch out" topics that can be found during a walk-through or audit, and how to go about addressing related safety concerns.

Navigating Industry Specific Standards for Combustible Dust

When: Weds., Sept. 9, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT

NFPA 652 (2019), Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, serves as an overarching standard covering all combustible dusts, and creates a consistent set of fundamental requirements that can be applied to any industry or material. NFPA 652 then directs users to the industry- or commodity-specific standards and defines a hierarchy between it and the more specific standards. The references and hierarchy can create confusion about what requirements exist and what options are available, based on the type of operation(s) employed at a facility.

The most commonly used industry- and commodity-specific standards include NFPA 61 (Prevention of Fires & Dust Explosions in Agricultural & Food Processing Facilities), NFPA 484 (Standard for Combustible Metals), NFPA 654 (Prevention of Fire & Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, & Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids), NFPA 655 (Prevention of Sulfur Fires & Explosions), and NFPA 664 (Prevention of Fires & Explosions in Wood Processing & Woodworking Facilities).

The purpose of this webinar is to guide safety practitioners in how to effectively and efficiently apply the appropriate industry and commodity standards to the specific combustible dust challenges at your facility. The presentation will also provide case study examples that demonstrate how to navigate between the NFPA combustible dust standards to most effectively manage your hazards.

Contain the Tiger: Accounting for All Energy from Reactive Chemicals in Process Design

When: Weds., Oct. 14, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT.

Chemical manufacturing processes rely on intended chemical reactions to create desired products. During this process, energy from both intended and unintended sources can be generated, and needs to be safely accommodated through process design and safety systems. This webinar will identify test methods for characterizing the energy produced by chemical reactions and review process design strategies including inherently safer design options. Several types of chemistries will be reviewed using methods contained in the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) book Guidelines for Chemical Reactivity Evaluation and Application to Process Design.

A case study will be reviewed to illustrate the concept and application of these critical process design elements for reactive chemical systems, focusing on the proper use of kinetic parameters, thermal stability data, and heat transfer requirements to develop an appropriate Basis of Safety for the reactive system design.

The following learning objectives will be achieved during this webinar:

  • Introduce a practical approach for Reactive Energy Hazard Evaluation.
  • Overview a disciplined approach for reviewing test data to identify potential energetic scenarios.
  • Understand critical elements of process design for reactive chemical systems.