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Spray Drying: the Explosion Protection Challenge - Pat Swords - Recording available

Date From: 27 January 2016
Description: An online presentation organised by IChemE's Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, aimed at all those who operate and specify spray drying equipment in the dairy, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Members of the Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, can replay a recording of this webinar, and view the slides, free of charge. Visit the Resources area on your group's website, and log in with your membership number and PIN / password to access the webinar archive.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online
Organiser: Pharma Special Interest Group, and Food & Drink Special Interest Group

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Topic

Spray dryers, particularly in the dairy sector, have historically been a source of fires and explosions. Despite this their explosion protection remains for many a 'black art'. Yet improved knowledge gained from ATEX compliance, particularly in the area of non-electrical protection, allows one to take a systematic approach to developing a robust basis of safety, encompassing material properties, operational parameters and relevant design assumptions.

This webinar is aimed at all those who operate and specify spray drying equipment, whether that be in the dairy, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Its purpose is to present a systematic approach to process safety for spray dryers. For instance, many operators are not fully aware of how a change in material properties or operating settings can easily compromise the safety of a spray drying system. Similarly, turnkey suppliers of spray drying equipment make assumptions, not always correctly, as to how operators will actually operate the equipment.  

SpeakerPat Swords

Pat Swords CEng FIChemE Professional Process Safety Engineer holds the position of Principal Process and Environment, Health and Safety Consultant with PM Group in Dublin, Ireland. 

Format

A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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