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Document ID (ISN)19094
CIS number 73-495
ISSN - Serial title 0019-9109 - Industrie-Lackier-Betrieb
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hestermann G.
Title Safety in powder coating
Original title Sicherheitstechnik bei der Pulverbeschichtung [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1972, Vol.40, No.9, p.357-363. Illus.
Abstract Powder coating presents an explosion hazard due to the flammability of fine plastics particles (particle sizes 0.5-60Ám) when suspended in air. This is a danger which can never be completely eliminated in a powder coating plant and, consequently, adequate safety can be obtained only by precautions which minimise the violence and effects of any explosion that might occur. The technical and safety differences between powder coating and wet painting installations are discussed and the dangers of stirring up deposited dust are presented. Health hazards (air supplied hood), fire and explosion hazards and sources of hazard are discussed and safety measures are indicated: earthing of workpiece, explosion venting, flame traps, automatic flame detectors and CO2 extinguishing systems, cleanliness and good housekeeping.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; fire; powder coating; surface coating
Descriptors (secondary) safety devices; flammable dust; explosion hazards; health hazards; explosion protection; fire protection; safety and health engineering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment