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CO Monitoring

We just had a small coal fire at one of our plants. The fire marshall on the scene came up what I think is a really good idea. Since ground coal can ignite through spontaneous combustion inside a silo/bin, and Carbon Monoxide is a byproduct of coal combustion, he recommends installing CO Monitors in the silos/bins as a CO build up will happen before a fire will flash. The amount of time between CO Build and flash might be time enough to suppress the incident before a fire or explosion.Does…See More
Jul 23, 2009
Andy Purvin added a discussion to the group Combustible Dust Hazard Awareness
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CO Monitoring

We just had a small coal fire at one of our plants. The fire marshall on the scene came up what I think is a really good idea. Since ground coal can ignite through spontaneous combustion inside a silo/bin, and Carbon Monoxide is a byproduct of coal combustion, he recommends installing CO Monitors in the silos/bins as a CO build up will happen before a fire will flash. The amount of time between CO Build and flash might be time enough to suppress the incident before a fire or explosion.Does…See More
Jul 17, 2009
Andy Purvin's discussion was featured

Infrared Thermography for Combustible Dust Programs

Has anyone used Infrared Thermography Technology as an adjunct to their Combustible Dust Program. We started using it and it highlighted potential and immediate electrical hazards that could be the ignition source for a C-Dust Explosion. OSHA was just out at one of our facilities and they saw the company generated report and flipped out. The OSHA Consultation guy wanted a copy so he could recommend it at other facilities. It's a relatively inexpensive technology that really pinpoints potential…See More
Jul 14, 2009
Andy Purvin added a discussion to the group Combustible Dust Hazard Awareness
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Infrared Thermography for Combustible Dust Programs

Has anyone used Infrared Thermography Technology as an adjunct to their Combustible Dust Program. We started using it and it highlighted potential and immediate electrical hazards that could be the ignition source for a C-Dust Explosion. OSHA was just out at one of our facilities and they saw the company generated report and flipped out. The OSHA Consultation guy wanted a copy so he could recommend it at other facilities. It's a relatively inexpensive technology that really pinpoints potential…See More
Jul 14, 2009
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Combustible Dust Hazard Awareness

The goal of Combustible Dust Group is to minimize the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust related fires and explosions in the global workplace.
Jun 12, 2009
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Best Practices

All about cost reduction, case histories and industry best practices. Group leader is Troy Taylor.
Jun 11, 2009
Andy Purvin is now a member of Online Safety Community
Jun 11, 2009

Profile Information

Where do you live (city, state, country)?
Chicago, IL, USA
What industry do you work in?
Mining/Manufacturing
What is your job title?
Safety Coordinator/North America
What company do you work for or associate with?
American Colloid
Do you currently use or recommend Personal Protective Equipment?
Yes
How did you find our online community?
Online
What best describes the role you play in the purchase of safety products?
Make the actual glove purchases from a supplier

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At 9:32am on June 17, 2009, Troy Taylor said…
Andy, Welcome to the Community! Thanks for joining Best Practices. It's great to have you as a member!
At 11:57pm on June 11, 2009, John Miley said…
Andy, welcome to the Safety Community. I hope you will find the Safety Community to be a tremendous resource to meet your goals. If you have the time, we would benefit from your knowledge and experience with Forum discussion(s).
 
 
 

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