Complimentary Webinar: Sponsored by Air-Cure Inc.
Navigating Coal-Fired Power Plant Fire and Safety Standards
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 60 Minutes
There is an abundance of standards, regulations, codes, and requirements relating to fire safety for coal-fired power plants. Many say, “where do I begin?” This webinar will help you begin navigating through these legal requirements. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. Plan your journey through legal requirements so you reach your destination.
Viewers Will Learn:
- To identify where to begin in using fire protection standards, codes, regulations.
- To understand a design basis document.
- To understand how many standards work together.
- To define applicable requirements.
Who should attend:
- Power Plant Leaders
- Safety & Health Professionals
- Coal Handling Personnel
- Fire Protection Professionals
- Insurance Professionals
Hear from this expert:
President, CoalSafety, Inc and Secretary and Past Chair of the PRB Coal Users’ Group
Bob Taylor has over 30+ years of experience in the electric power industry with an extensive background in combustible dust, coal, fire protection, occupational safety & health, management systems, and security. Bob recently retired from American Electric Power; however, he continues to be active world-wide in safely handling coal and managing combustible dust. He has served on the PRB Board of Directors since 2002 and was appointed as Chairman of Board of Director twice. Bob is currently serving as Secretary of the PRB Coal Users' Group. He is also a principal member of a number of NFPA Technical Committees focused on combustible dust and electric generating plants.
Power Plant Superintendent, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Chairman of the Board of the PRB Coal Users’ Group
Bill Konefes is currently the Power and Utilities Manager for Georgia Pacific’s world class tissue production facility in Muskogee, OK. Additionally, he works closely with the company’s Health & Safety leadership to implement coal handling combustible dust and fire safety best practices. Bill currently serves on the Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers Group Executive Committee and on the Powder River Basin Coal Users’ Group Board of Directors, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2015-2017.
Bill has worked in Engineering, Operations, and Management throughout his 20 year career in the Paper Industry, working primarily in the Power and Utility Areas for Fort Howard, International Paper, and Georgia Pacific. Prior to that he served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer on board the USS Haddo (SSN-604).
Bill holds a master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.