Dust Explosion Risk Reduction
On demand course. This series of four case studies covers the reduction of risks from dust explosion using the DERReK methodology, demonstrating how it can be applied to different potential dust explosion problems in different industries.
Eur Ing Keith Plumb CEng, CSci, FIChemE, BPE Consultant
Keith is a self-employed process, safety and equipment consultant with more than 40 years’ experience as a practising engineer. Most of his experience has been in pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
Much of his work has included the handling of powder including the operation, design and commissioning of a wide range of equipment. This has naturally led onto a requirement to have a good understanding of dust explosions. A few years ago, it became clear that gaining a better understanding the problems associated with dust explosions would help his clients reduce the risks associated with their powder handling processes.
For some time, Keith has been developing his own dust explosion risk reduction tool, DExTToR, which has won a couple of awards. He has had a long term working relationship with BPE Design and Consult.