SESHA 2011 Symposium / SIA IHTESH 2011 --- PDC3

Silane Safety Professional Development Course

Eugene Ngai

Unpredictable, delayed ignition and explosive are words typically used to describe the behavior of silane. Since 2006 significant attention has been focused on silane safety because of the increasing number of incidents. One day safety seminars and training classes have been conducted around the world by leading experts. Despite these efforts, silane related incidents continue to occur worldwide. Attend this Professional Development Course and you will learn the latest on silane from leading experts. Agenda items include review of the history of silane, how it behaves, insurance/industry funded research projects and their importance of how silane systems can be designed to drastically reduce the number of incidents and/or their severity. A code overview and best practices for silane handling will also be presented. 1:00 1:15 Eugene Ngai: Welcome and Introductions 1:15 1:45 Eugene Ngai: Review of recent incidents 1:45 2:30 John Cox and Beth Tshudy: Code Case Study 2:30 3:00 Crystal Mjelde: Bulk Installations 3:00 3:15 Break 3:15 3:45 Sue Creighton: Abatement 3:45 4:15 Eugene Ngai: Testing and G13 4:15 4:50 Vinnie DeGiorgio: Best Practices 4:50 5:00 Closing remarks