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Webinar: Electrostatic Hazards when Handling Flammable Material

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST


June 11
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CEST
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About The Webinar

Are you responsible for industrial premises that handle flammable materials?  Do you design new process plants or maintain existing ones?  Do you work in hazardous areas?

Electrostatic hazards are often given the blame as the cause of an accident when it is unclear what in fact was the ignition source.  Yet, the processes leading to the generation of electrostatic charge, accumulation, and discharge are well understood, and hence, electrostatic hazards as a possibility for causing ignition of flammable gas, vapor, or dust clouds can be prevented.

In this session, Kees van Wingerden explained how to analyze static problems and how to apply effective solutions.

The webinar featured a live presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.


About The Speaker

Kees Van Wingerden

Chief Technical Officer of Gexcon AS

Kees holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway, and MSc from the Delft University of Netherlands. He has 43 years of experience related to gas and dust explosions. He has also been involved in numerous accident investigations. He is heavily involved in standardization work and has written numerous articles on explosion safety. At the 16th International Loss Prevention Symposium 2019, Kees received an award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of process safety from the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC).


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