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Document ID (ISN)102106
CIS number 03-1340
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2726-8
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSG 103
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe handling of combustible dusts - Precautions against explosions
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2003. iv, 36p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.
Abstract This guidance document provides advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. Contents: legal framework; characteristics of dust explosions; effects of a dust explosion; prevention or mitigation of effects of a dust explosion (risk assessment, control over dust cloud formation, inerting, control over sources of ignition, classification of the area, equipment used in classified areas, plant design and controls, mitigation measures, explosion relief venting, containment and suppression, plant siting and construction); interconnected plant; verification before first use; fires involving combustible dusts; examples of protection in two plants; human factors. In appendices: dust explosion testing; applicable legislation; list of laboratories undertaking testing of flammable dusts; zone definitions. (Replaces CIS 94-1364).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; flammable dust; fire prevention; explosion prevention; dust explosions
Descriptors (secondary) inerting; safety guides; dust control; safe layout; sources of ignition; human factors; results of explosions; danger zones; choice of location; explosibility testing; explosion protection; explosion-proof construction; fire protection; explosion suppression; legislation; information of personnel; explosion venting
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions