January 18, 2018 Meeting – Process Safety

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NJAIChE January 2018 Newsletter

Thursday January 18,
joint meeting with:
American Society of Safety Engineers
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

(DHA)- The “What, Why and How”

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, requires that any facility or process that manufactures, processes, re-packages, generates, or handles combustible dusts or combustible particulate solids, perform a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) for that facility or process.

This presentation will present an overview and insight into the requirements of a DHA and approaches that are being utilized by industry to both meet this requirement and to lower their operating risk. The  prescriptive standards and the  risk-based approaches will be discussed.


Warren A. Greenfield

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Warren has over forty years of experience in the chemical industry in areas of production, process development, process engineering and process safety. Currently, he is President, WG Associates LLC. -providing consulting in technical Process Safety engineering and Process Safety Management. His past work experiences were with Dupont, Union Carbide and Ashland. He has been very active in both CCPS and the DIERS organizations and currently he serves as a staff consultant for CCPS and is the Chair of the DIERS Program committee.

Some of the projects and work products that he has been a major contributor to include:

·       3rd Annual Symposium on Runaway Reactions, Featured Speaker

·       “Pressure Relief Design and Effluent Handling”, CCPS Book, Committee member

·        “Layer of Protection Analysis”, CCPS book, Committee member, Primary Author

·       “Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reactions”, CCPS Book, Committee member

·       “Guidelines for Pressure Relief Design-2nd edition”, CCPS Book, Committee member

·       “Guidelines for Safe Handling of Powders and Bulk Solids”, CCPS Book, Committee member.

·       “Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems”2nd edition, CCPS Book, Committee member

·       2009 Fire Protection Research Association Symposium: Dust Recognition and Control: New Strategies, Panelist

·       “A Probabilistic Approach to Dust Explosion Propagation Hazard Evaluations”- XISHPMIE-2014, Co-Author

·       Guidelines for Combustible Dust Analysis-CCPS book, Committee member


Warren received his chemical engineering BCHE at the City College of New York, his MCHE from the University of Delaware and his MBA from Rutgers University. Warren is a professional engineer currently licensed in New Jersey. He is a CCPS Fellow and a CCPSC- Certified Process Safety Professional.

Meeting Logistics

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     Registration and Networking 6:00 PM
     Dinner 6:30 PM
     Program 7:30 PM

Stage House Tavern
366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 322-4224

Members and Guests …………………..………..$25
Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15
Students………………………………………….…No Charge


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