Presenter: Johannes Lotterman
A case study will be presented that illustrates the proper approach to combustible dust explosion protection of an enclosure/process in a manufacturing facility. Much of the venting and isolation equipment used for comdust protection in the U.S. is ATEX approved. Yet, NFPA standards are used to determine what equipment is required. This session will highlight one approach to protection and will discuss both ATEX and NFPA standards. The similarities and differences as well as the value of ATEX approval will be explained. The session will also explain the need for following NFPA standards. At the end of this session, attendees will have a much better understanding of the value of ATEX approval and the necessity of following the NFPA standards.