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Smart Cities | Smart Safety

Intrinsic Safety in the Urban Sewer Environment

Thursday, September 22, 2022 12N EDT, 11am CDT, 10am MDT, 9am PDT
Intrinsic safety is a protection method that allows electrical equipment to operate safely in hazardous areas where explosions may occur. Such areas exist in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and wastewater collection systems and should be a concern for wastewater professionals.

While the probability of explosion in the past has been low, the consequences are high when they do occur – including property damage, injury, and even death. However, as the Internet-of-Things (IoT) fuels the growth of Smart Cities, smart sensors and related electronic equipment are becoming more numerous and more tightly integrated into the urban sewer environment than ever before. As a result, the probability of explosions will increase in Smart Cities without intrinsic safety in mind.

Intrinsic safety is often viewed by wastewater professionals as complex and cost-prohibitive and is often ignored as a result. This webinar is designed to break through these assumptions, providing an overview of intrinsic safety and its application to Smart Cities, including guidelines for risk assessment, best management practices, and regulatory compliance in wastewater collection systems.
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Duration: 50 minutes with up to 10 minutes of Q&A to follow

Speaker: Kevin Enfinger, P.E.

Kevin is a Senior Region Engineer at ADS Environmental Services with 28 years of experience in environmental engineering and consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.

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