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Document ID (ISN)23273
CIS number 75-926
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scholl E.W.
Title Explosion tests in a refuse comminution plant
Original title Explosionsversuche in einer Müllzerkleinerungsanlage [in German]
Bibliographic information Forschungsbericht Nr.124, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Unfallforschung, Martener Strasse 435, 46 Dortmund-Marten, Germany (Fed.Rep.), 1974. 42p. Illus. 2 ref. Price: DM.6.80.
Abstract The presence of combustible dusts and gases is likely in refuse comminution plants. Since metal elements also enter such plants, a gas or dust explosion hazard from sparks must be borne in mind. A study of explosions in closed containers and of safety measures is followed by a report on 3 series of tests in a refuse comminution plant. An explosion extinguishing barrier was developed which within certain limiting conditions reduces the explosion hazard to an acceptable level. Details are given of the installation of such an extinguishing unit, and suggestions made for the general operating safety of refuse comminution plants.
Descriptors (primary) refuse comminution; explosion protection; explosibility testing; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) prevention of explosion propagation; Germany (Federal Republic of); flammable dust; research; dust explosions; gas explosions; flammable gases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal