Stop Explosion Propagation

Choose a suitable method to limit damage elsewhere in the process

David Grandaw, IEP Technologies
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Industrial explosions are a constant threat to any facility that handles combustible vapors or finely divided combustible dust. Most organic material will burn in a solid form; if this same material is in a dust or vapor form, under certain conditions it will explode. Combustible dust and vapor explosions happen frequently in the processing industry. Sometimes these explosions remain confined to the process vessel in which they originate. However, more often than not, the initial explosion will result in a secondary explosion with devastating results outside the vessel or through interconnecting ducts or pipes. Having a comprehensive plan to prevent an explosion from…

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Stop Explosion Propagation

Choose a suitable method to limit damage elsewhere in the process

By David Grandaw, IEP Technologies

Industrial explosions are a constant threat to any facility that handles combustible vapors or finely divided combustible dust. Most organic material will burn in a solid form; if this same material is in a dust or vapor form, under certain conditions it will explode. Combustible dust and vapor…

Full Story

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