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Chris Giusto

Chris Giusto is Director of Industrial Projects and works primarily with industrial facilities to improve processes & safety, reduce waste & energy consumption, increase flexibility & capacity, and build new facilities. He has nearly 20 years of mechanical engineering experience including design and specification of equipment and systems, detailed machine design, and project management. Areas of expertise include custom equipment design and fabrication, material handling, dust collection, and combustible dust safety
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Apr 04, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

I’ve Completed My DHA–Now What?

Once your DHA is complete, you will have a list of hazards that require implementing additional protective measures.  As discussed in my last blog, 7 Steps to Complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA),  important steps must be taken after this list is generated, or the DHA will be for naught. I touched on these as steps 5 through 7 in that article, and here I will explore them in more detail.

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Mar 05, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

7 Steps to Complete a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

This blog outlines the process of completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) as required by NFPA 652.  The term DHA is often used interchangeably with the “analysis” portion of the processes (Step 4 below), but a complete DHA process involves additional steps before and after the analysis.

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Feb 05, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

A Practical Guide to 5 Important Properties of Combustible Dusts

In a previous blog, Combustible Dust Fundamentals and NFPA 652, I mentioned having your dust tested to determine important properties that are critical for protecting your personnel and facility.

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Jan 03, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

What is a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)?

In my last blog I discussed Combustible Dust Fundamentals and NFPA 652 and explained some of the background as to why NFPA 652 requires a Dust Hazard Analysis.

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Dec 06, 2018 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust Fundamentals & NFPA 652

With the compliance deadline for completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) less than two years away, and existing requirements already in place, it is a good time to revisit the “new” NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.  

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Sep 04, 2018 | Written by Chris Giusto | Culturally Different

“I’ve Never Been There…” My Hallam Day Excursion

I enjoyed attending my first Hallam Day in June.  It was a great experience to see how our company invested in our employees for this event.  I particularly enjoyed meeting colleagues face-to-face who I have worked with on projects, but only conversed with via phone or Skype.  I also had some great conversations with folks I had never met before. 

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Jul 20, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

Three Misconceptions that are Costing You Money- Part 3

This is the third of a three-part blog series titled “Do we really need to get engineering involved? – Three common misconceptions that are costing you money”: 

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Jun 22, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

Three Common Misconceptions that are Costing You Money-Part 2

This is the second of a three-part blog series titled “Do we really need to get engineering involved? – Three common misconceptions that are costing you money”:

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Jun 01, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

Three Common Misconceptions that are Costing You Money

 If you set out to build a new industrial facility costing hundreds of millions of dollars, you would certainly have an engineering firm as part of your project team.  Right?  But for smaller projects at existing facilities, project managers often ask themselves if it is necessary to have an engineer involved.

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Feb 14, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

So What Kind of Engineer Are You?

Having recently joined Hallam-ICS, I have found myself frequently answering the same question: “What do you do?” 

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