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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, March 26, 2012

How Dust Explosions Happen And What Can Be Done To Prevent Them

A food processor's guide to understanding how dust explosions happen and what can be done to prevent them.

An article in Food Manufacturing magazine, republished on Manufacturing.net, discusses dust explosions. Written by Dr. Vahid Ebadat this is an expert article that will be of interest to people in all industries.

The mechanism of dust explosions is described, then the majority of the article talks about what needs to be done to prevent combustible dust explosions. It covers:

Assessing Dust Explosion Hazards
Laboratory Testing
Approaches To Process Safety Testing
Explosion Prevention and Protection Measures

Read the Dr. Vahid Ebadat article here.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds has just published a paper titled: "Principles of Explosion Protection - Legal and technical principles of explosion-protection in the European Economic Area" This paper provides a brief survey of the essential aspects of explosion-protection. It discusses the required duties of manufacturers, installers and operators of electrical installations in explosive atmospheres.

This paper is freely available here.

Related Past Posts:
Combustible Dust Video
ASSE Submits Comments On Combustible Dust Standards
Avoiding Combustible Dust Explosions

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