ESD and Fires and Explosions

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/New York Timezone
BAE Systems
65 Spit Brook Road
NH 03060

Reliability Society / NE-ESDA Joint meeting


BAE Systems, 65 Spit Brook Rd Nashua, New Hampshire 03060

Steve Fowler, Fowler Associates, Inc.

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: 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)

MEETING LOCATION: BAE Systems, 65 Spit Brook Rd, Nashua, NH 03060

The meeting is open to all (IEEE or NE-ESDA membership is not required). There is no cost to register, but registration is required. No walk-ins will be allowed at this event. A free light meal will be available.

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