Avoid Combustible Dust Explosions

May 1, 2022
Steps to mitigate risks of catastrophic explosions could save lives.

The Mid-Year Combustible Dust Incident Report Version #1 by Chris Cloney at DustEx Research Ltd., from January through June 2021 lists 28 dust related explosions worldwide, 39 injuries, and eight fatalities. These events could have been avoided with proper evaluation and design.

This article is drawn from the book “Explosion Vented Equipment System Protection Guide.” Part 1 of the book presents practical applications and guidance for engineers, and part 2 covers explosion relief elements and explosion flowing pressure analyses.

Read the rest of this article from our sister publication Plant Services.

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