Combustible dust workshop includes entrapment session

July 2, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension, in partnership with the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry, is sponsoring a free workshop to educate industry professionals on the equipment and methods of grain dust explosion prevention.

The workshop will be held July 16 at the William H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center, 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Topics are:

*Controlling dust in the grain receiving area

* Spouting design

* Bucket elevator safety

* Sensors for bucket elevators

* Dust mitigation methods

The morning will include a demonstration and instruction on the causes of grain dust explosions.

Purdue agricultural confined spaces safety specialist Bill Field will conduct an afternoon session focusing on rescue training for grain bin entrapment. 

Walk-ins are welcome. Registration for lunch is required by July 8. Visit to register.           

Writer: Aspen Deno, 765-496-2384,  

Source: Chad Martin, 765-496-3964, 

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
Agriculture News Page

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