DEKRA Process Safety

process safety training

DEKRA has thousands of hours of experience in process safety and over the years has developed a range of specialist courses. Our aim is to assist companies in developing and promoting and understanding of hazard awareness in their workforce as well as providing detailed technical knowledge on hazard and risk assessment and legal compliance. Our courses are available either as public events or as tailored in-company courses.

NFPA 652 - Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust

NFPA 652 (2016), Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, has become a Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice (RAGAGEP) that apply the basic principles for identifying and managing fire and explosion hazards arising from operations using combustible dusts and particular solids. 

Our popular NFPA 652 Class overviews the following topics needed to comply with the requirements of this important standard:

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of a Combustible Dust Explosion & Flash Fire Event
  • Determining Combustibility & Explosibility Hazards through Appropriate Testing Data
  • Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
  • Prevention & Mitigation of Identified Hazards
  • Training and Competence Development
  • Safety Management Systems

With the incorporation of NFPA 652 requirements into the International Fire Code (2018), many facilities are now facing new requirements to conduct DHAs, and ensuring that their facilities have appropriate Occupancy Classification for combustible dust operations.  Our pragmatic approach to addressing these issues will help demystify the emerging combustible dust requirements contained in the Building and Fire code.

CEUs: 0.6

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Jun 21, 2018 Midland, MI $595 Register

Flammable Hazards - Liquids, Vapors, Mists, Combustible Dusts - How to Identify and Control Them and How to Specify Equipment for Hazardous Areas (3-Day)

This 3-day course focuses on the flammable liquids, vapors and mists and combustible dusts, their associated hazardous properties that cause fires and explosions, and how to control the risks. The course will also discuss all the various types of ignition sources for flammable and combustible materials. This course presents the techniques available for both preventing flash fires and explosions and protecting people and plant from their effects. It presents a systematic approach to flash fire and explosion hazard assessment directed towards obtaining a basis of safety for a process and how to specify both the HAC and equipment for the process.

CEUs: 1.8

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Oct 15-17, 2018 Las Vegas, NV $1,795 Register

Chemical Hazards Assessment and the Prevention of Runaway Reactions (1-Day)

On Day 1 attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization. Process solving sessions are included throughout the course.

CEUs: 0.6

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Oct 18, 2018 Las Vegas, NV $595 Register

Chemical Hazards Assessment and the Prevention of Runaway Reactions (Day 1) and Design of Safety Relief Systems (Day 2)

This 2 day course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development followed by introduction to emergency relief device sizing for runaway reactions.

On Day 1 attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Day 2 of the course is designed to cover the major aspects of safety relief systems sizing for single and multi-phase flow arising from loss of control of an exothermic chemical process. The course concentrates on the quantification and sizing of emergency vent systems for runaway reactions using experimental data derived from laboratory investigations. Emphasis is on the identification of the failure scenario and application of the appropriate calculation techniques required to arrive at correct system dimensions.

Problem solving sessions are included throughout the course.

CEUs: 1.2

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Oct 18-19, 2018 Las Vegas, NV $995 Register

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CEUs: 3.0

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Oct 15-19, 2018 Las Vegas, NV $2,375 Register