Northeast Chapter of the ESD Association joint meeting with IEEE Boston Reliability Chapter, iMAPS New England and Boston SMTA

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    ESD AND FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS


Many of us understand the hazards of electrostatic discharge to electronics. This talk covers the basics of electrostatic ignition, its sources and methods for prevention.  It will also cover the issues of personnel comfort/ dangers around extreme charging situations such as moving webs.  Case studies of fires, explosions and personnel injuries will be included. It is intended to present the issues of dangers from ESD. The result of attending this talk should be a safer environment both in the workplace and at home. 



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  • Starts 06 September 2019 04:00 PM
  • Ends 11 October 2019 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  Speakers

Steve Fowler
Steve Fowler of Fowler Associates, Inc.

Topic:

ESD and Fires and Explosions

Many of us understand the hazards of electrostatic discharge to electronics. This talk covers the basics of electrostatic ignition, its sources and methods for prevention.  It will also cover the issues of personnel comfort/ dangers around extreme charging situations such as moving webs.  Case studies of fires, explosions and personnel injuries will be included. It is intended to present the issues of dangers from ESD. The result of attending this talk should be a safer environment both in the workplace and at home. 

Biography:

Stephen L. Fowler

President, Fowler Associates, Inc.

Fowler Associates provides consulting, testing, training and forensics for the electrical, radiation and electrostatics industries.

 

With over 50 years of electrical engineering experience, 45 years of radiation engineering experience and 35 years of electrostatic engineering experience.  Mr. Fowler is considered a leading international expert in electrical engineering, radiation processing technology, radiation safety, electrostatic control and packaging.  He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated, cum laude, with a BS in Electrical Engineering.  Mr. Fowler served with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War in electronic communications. 

 

He has published papers, given speeches, seminars and lectures on radiation engineering, radiation safety, packaging, static control and static test methods. He is used by several television programs (such as Inside Edition and Dateline) as an expert in electrical and radiation engineering.

 

Mr. Fowler was previously the Electrostatic Plastics Marketing Manager for the Cryovac Division of W.R. Grace and Company.  He was also the Manager of Radiation Engineering for Cryovac. 

 

Mr. Fowler is the holder of several patents. He is or has been a member of the ASTM, EIA, ESD Association, AATCC and the Health Physics Society.  He is

Chairman of the AATCC Static Committee (RA-32) and Past Chairman of the Electronic Industries Association's Packaging ESD Committee (PEPS)

 

Mr. Fowler holds registrations in North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey and Oregon to provide radiation consultation and training. He is a NARTE Certified ESD Control Engineer no. ESD-00010-NE, a Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT) and a Registered Radiation Safety Officer (IRRSO)

 

Steve has been used by media outlets as an expert in electrical, electrostatic and radiation issues:

Dateline:
Russian Spy Death from Polonium 210

Gasoline Refueling Fires

 

Inside Edition:
Gasoline Refueling Fires

Electrocutions in the Streets

Cell Phone Electrocutions in the Bath Tub

E-Cigarette Explosion

Hover Board Fires

Foot Bath Fakes

Night Hawk Minerals Radioactive Rocks Cure for Cancer

Hand Sanitizer Burns in the Hospital

Lights in Children Shoes Fires

 

ABC Good Morning America:
Gasoline Refueling Fires

 

CNN:
Gasoline Refueling Fires

 

BBC:
Russian Spy Death from Polonium 210

 

CBS News:
Gasoline Refueling Fires

 

Science Channel:
“Against the Elements” – refueling fires and other explosions

 

Discovery Channel:
“Explosions Gone Wrong” – Refueling fires and other explosions and BLEVEs

Email:

Address: 3551 Moore-Duncan Highway, , Moore, South Carolina, United States, 29369





Agenda

5:30PM Networking and Refreshments

6:00PM Opening and Announcements

6:10PM – ~ 7:40PM Technical Presentation and Q&A

 



NOTES:

Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins allowed.