2 Days Course – Fundamental of Power Plan Fire Protection (6-7 Agustus 2018)

2 Days Course – Fundamental of Power Plan Fire Protection (6-7 Agustus 2018)

  19 Jul 2018

NFPA 850 – Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plans and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations

 NFPA 850 Course (August 6th -7th, 2018)                                                    Time 08.30 – 16.30

Provides guidance to those charged with the design, construction, operation, and protection of electric generating plants and high voltage direct current converter stations. It provides fire hazard control recommendations for the safety of construction and operating personnel, the physical integrity of plant components, and the continuity of plant operations. Key areas also include protection of plant personnel, asset protection, business interruption, and environmental protection.


Two Day Course NFPA 850 (August 6th -7th, 2018): 6.534.000,-(Rupiah) excl. VAT

Early Bird before July 12th 2018 or NFPA Members: 5.940.000,-(Rupiah) excl. VAT

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DKI SYARIAH: 710.12.999.999 (Bank Code:111)


Course Outline:

  • Characteristics of coals
  • Differences between ranks of coal
  • Behavior of various ranks of coals
  • Hazards to humans and the environment
  • Fire/explosion
  • Respiratory (inhalation)
  • Fugitive dust
  • Equipment reliability impacts
  • Equipment/area hazards and risks
  • The role of NFPA 850
  • Design basis
  • Fire hazards identification
  • Effective methods to reduce risk of fire
  • Protecting fire hazards
  • Impacts from coal related fires and preventive methods (unloading, conveying, transfer, storage, bunkers/silos, feeders, pulverizes/mills)
  • Impacts from pressurized combustible liquid fires and preventive methods (lubricating oils, hydraulic systems, auxiliary fuel systems)
  • Impacts from electrical related systems and equipment (transformers, cable trays, switchgear, breakers, etc.) and control measures
  • Impacts from gaseous systems (hydrogen) and control measures
  • Dust controls
  • Containment
  • Suppression
  • Collection
  • Housekeeping (including methods for housekeeping)
  • Impacts


  • Combustible dust – controlling the five elements
  • Industry practices
  • Learning from others – “teachable moments”
  • Hands-on firefighting of various fire hazards.

Robert D. (Bob) Taylor

 With over 29 years of experience in the electric power industry, Bob has extensive back-ground in coal, combustible dust, fire protection, occupational safety & health, management systems, and physical security.

Bob recently retired from American Electric Power, the largest user of coal for power generation in the United States. He continues to be active world-wide in the safe handling coal.

He serves as Past Chairman and Secretary – Board of Directors of the PRB Coal Users’ Group. He also is a principal member of National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees focused on combustible dust, electric generating plants, and industrial fire brigades.

Accomplishments & Awards

 Fuel (coal) assessment and improvement projects  Corporate fire protection program improvements  Developed and implemented Environmental, Safety & Health Management Systems (ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001) within the electric utility industry  Improved a facility’s safety & health processes to become a leader in the industry  Developed and implemented industrial fire brigade, safety & health, power plant and other education/training programs

Areas of Expertise

 Combustible Dust Management Systems  Safety & Health Management Systems  Fire Protection (Manual, Fixed and Passive)  Emergency Preparedness & Response – evaluate, design, develop and conduct education/training  Design and deliver training


Articles published in POWER and Coal Power on combustible dust and fire protection  Co-author – EEI’s “Utility Emergency Response Liaisons – A Special Report”  International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) – review committee/ author of industrial fire programs incipient fire manual  Presented at Electric Power/PRB Coal Users’ Group; Asian Sub-bituminous Coal Users’ Group; Philippines Coal Plant User’s Group; International Fire, Safety & Security; EEI Conferences, Indiana Safety Congress, Generation Summit, Plant Management Summit

Principal member of the NFPA Technical Committees:

NFPA 652 Fundaments of Combustible Dust (New), NFPA 654, NFPA 655 and other Combustible Dust  NFPA 1081, Professional Qualifications for Industrial Fire Brigade Members  NFPA 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers  NFPA 850, Electrical Generating Stations  National Fire Academy – Public Fire Safety Education curriculum  PRB Coal Users’ Group/Power Safe – e-Learning Combustible Coal Dust Awareness Training


 Past Chairman and Secretary, Board of Directors, PRB Coal Users’ Group  Executive Committee, Asian SB Coal Users’ Group  Edison Electric institute (EEI) – Fire Protection/Loss Control and Safety & Health Committees  EUCG – Safety & Health Committee  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  National Safety Council (NSC)


 U.S. Chemical Safety Board – Input to dust materials  OSHA – participant in combustible dust activities


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