Webinar programme addresses risk of fire and explosion

Food and drink processing manufacturers worldwide have the opportunity to learn how to minimise the risk of plant fire and explosion, in the form of a new webinar programme by Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS).

The launch coincides with the firm’s introduction of convenient online training for existing customers, which include 2 Sisters, Cargill and Moy Park.

TFS’ webinar programme is designed to help food and drink processing manufacturers to manage the risk of fire and explosion associated with the operation of thermal fluid systems, helping them to ensure that they run safely, efficiently, cost-effectively and with statutory compliance.

Delivered by TFS’ managing director, Richard Franklin, and TFS America’s chief executive officer, Marc Gingras, the webinars will cover topics relating to risk identification and reduction, and regulatory compliance. The first addressed the issue of Covid 19 plant closure and the consequent opportunities and threats.

The webinars will take place at regular intervals and are easily accessible to all – not just existing TFS customers – by registering via the company’s website, where a dedicated page provides details of forthcoming events, along with the opportunity to review previous sessions.

In a further online development, customers of TFS’ PACT (Professional Accreditation Compliance Team) Partner Programme can now undertake training online as well as face-to-face during site visits.

PACT was developed to enable food and drink processing manufacturers to protect their assets and ensure production reliability while minimising the risk of fire and explosion.

It includes advice, implementation and the generation of compliance paperwork, and retained customers undertake the annual refresher training with UK-based Franklin as part of their work to achieve and maintain statutory compliance.

As well as offering customers greater convenience and flexibility as they strive to achieve and maintain compliance, the online training is proving particularly valuable during Covid-19 and the associated shutdowns and travel restrictions.

The new training marks the latest stage in the evolution of PACT, which was launched last year and subsequently developed with the addition of an online portal, via which customers are able to maintain up-to-date information on their thermal fluid systems and legislative compliance.

Said Franklin: “There is a growing awareness in the food and drink processing sector of the importance of managing the risk associated with the thermal fluid systems used to transfer heat around plants. The webinars enable companies to easily and conveniently learn about the way in which they can do this.

“The initial feedback has been extremely encouraging, with some companies inviting me to deliver similar online Q&A sessions for their own corporate teams.”

For more information, visit: www.thermalfluidsolutions.com/webinars.


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