October 2020

HCPA to host Aerosol Propellant Safety webinar series in November

Volunteer members of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) have compiled information from the organization’s Aerosol Propellants: Considerations for Effective Handling in the Aerosol Plant and Laboratory Manual for a series of webinars November 16-20. The webinars will include information about:

  • Shipping, receiving, storing, and handling propellants
  • Compressed and soluble gas propellants
  • Location and construction, ventilation, gas detection, electrical equipment, piping systems, fire prevention, and control in propellant charging and pump rooms
  • Disposal of rejected aerosol containers
  • Laboratory safety

These volunteer speakers will share their expertise on each section of the Manual, and is designed for both beginners and as a refresher on the safety aspects of propellants in an aerosol facility or laboratory. All sessions will be recorded and can be watched at an attendee’s convenience.

Mon, Nov. 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Chapter 1: Propellant Shipping & Receiving-Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 2: Propellant Storage & Handling-Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 3: Compressed and Soluble Gas Propellants-Jim Bloome, R.A Jones

Tues, Nov. 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Chapter 4: Propellant Charging & Pump Rooms – Location & Construction-Jim Bloome, R.A Jones
  • Chapter 8: Piping Systems-Jim Bloome R.A Jones
  • Chapter 5: Propellant Charging & Pump Rooms – Ventilation-To be announced

Weds, Nov. 18 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Chapter 6: Gas Detection-Alan Petersen, Sensor Electronic Corp.
  • Chapter 7: Electrical Equipment-Bob Dittmer, R.A Jones

Thurs, Nov. 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Chapter 9: Propellant Charging & Pump Rooms – Fire Protection & Control-To be announced
  • Chapter 9 (cont.): Explosion Suppression-David Grandaw, IEP Technologies, LLC
  • Chapter 10: Disposal of Reject Aerosol Products-Gary Okey, Recycle Aerosol LLC

Fri, Nov. 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST)

  • Chapter 11: Laboratory Safety-Mark Robin, The Chemours Co.
  • Chapter 12: Safety Seminars-Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 13: Mechanical Integrity Inspection Recommendations-Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International

For more info and to RSVP, visit https://www.thehcpa.org/open-events/aerosol-propellant-safety-seminar/