|Document ID (ISN)||19094|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-9109 - Industrie-Lackier-Betrieb
|Convention or series no.
||Safety in powder coating
||Sicherheitstechnik bei der Pulverbeschichtung [in German]|
||Sep. 1972, Vol.40, No.9, p.357-363. Illus.
||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.
||occupational safety; fire; powder coating; surface coating
||safety devices; flammable dust; explosion hazards; health hazards; explosion protection; fire protection; safety and health engineering
||D - Periodical articles
||Other equipment and plant
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards