Blue Springs, MO, March 03, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Bob Korn, Fike’s Director of Sales and Marketing for Industrial Protection, will participate on a panel for an educational session during the International Biomass Convention and Expo on Wednesday, April 18th in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Korn will present information on identifying and protecting facilities from combustible dust Hazards in Densified Biofuel Production, as well as specific mitigation techniques.
This year’s 5th annual International Biomass Convention hopes to draw over 1,500 attendees. With more than 100 speakers and technical presentations, and an exhibit hall including almost 200 exhibitors, this convention continues to offer industry-leading information and beneficial resources for all who attend the three-day event.
“The Biomass industry continues to grow in importance which leads to a greater concentration on facility and worker safety,” said Bob Korn. “Biomass power plants are constantly studied to be reengineered and become more efficient. Fike is following these changes and advancements within the biomass industry, to offer the best in specialized safety solutions required by this unique market.”
Topics the presentation will include:
How to identify dust hazards in individual facilities
Educating attendees on OSHA regulations and standards regarding combustible dust
Tips to prepare a facility for an OSHA inspection of combustible dusk hazards
Identifying the mitigation techniques detailed by NFPA codes to protect workers and facilities
“Effective management of combustible dust and gas explosion risks requires an understanding of the science behind an explosion, as well as an intimate knowledge of combustible atmospheres and potential ignition sources,” explained Bob Korn. “Once all the hazards have been identified, explosion protection equipment must be properly designed and maintained to minimize any risk. Fike offers a complete line of explosion protection solutions, including flameless venting, suppression and isolation. Our full scale testing capabilities identify individual customer risks and offer completely customized solutions.”
Fike is a globally recognized supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion, and over-pressurization. With over 65 years experience manufacturing safety solutions, Fike offers a complete line of proven, reliable products to customers around the world.