Educational Forum on Dust Hazards and Combustible Dust Testing

03/15/19 – Kansas City, MO – CST Industries, Inc. the world’s largest and leading bolted tank and aluminum dome manufacturer was proud to partner with Allen/Davis Technologies, Conversion Technology, Inc. (CTI) and Schenck Process to co-host an educational forum on the ever-growing topic of dust hazards, design approaches and retrofit issues on February 28th in Chicago, Illinois. With over 45 industry professionals in attendance, the forum covered everything from understanding of terminology and regulations, cause/effect in facilities operations, and silo design rules from applicable NFPA guidelines.

 “Accidental dust explosions can lead to significant damage in operations and production. Preventing such events from occurring and reducing their magnitude if they happen, requires a good understanding of what a dust explosion can do. This co-hosted event enabled us to offer comprehensive educational tools to provide awareness to our customers, their personnel and operations,” stated Tom DeDonder, VP of Construction for CST Industries.

Over the past several decades, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have been expanding and enforcing regulations and standards designed to lessen the potential for disasters in facilities that handle combustible dusts. In mid-year of 2018 alone, according to the Combustible Dust Report, there were 89 recorded fires and 26 recorded explosion incidents in industries handling combustible dust.

“With CST’s new strategic partnerships, CST is experienced and positioned to provide comprehensive dust explosion solutions for NFPA 652 compliance in meeting the new regulation for Combustible Dusts,” said DeDonder. “Any facility that processes or handles combustible solids or dusts, such as food products, wood, plastics, and metals should take preventative measures in identifying and managing the potential fire and explosion hazards present during normal operations at an industrial facility,” he adds.

The new combustible dust standard NFPA 62 mandates full compliance by 2020.  

CST offers complete one stop services and is committed to educating our customers by conducting seminars, webinars and presentations to enhance awareness on Dust Hazards.

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For more information contact:
Kim Mathis
Global Marketing Director
CST Industries, Inc.