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Document ID (ISN)77324
CIS number 01-1379
ISBN(s) 2-7389-0934-5
Year 2000
Convention or series no. INRS ED 843
Title Sugar silos - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to sugar dust during storage operations
Original title Silos sucre - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières de sucre lors du stockage [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1st ed., Dec. 2000. 32p. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract Dust generated during the storage of sugar may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on preventing such accidents is aimed at persons in all industries involved with sugar, including producers, packaging companies, biscuit manufacturers, confectioners, chocolate producers, beverage manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation; types of sugar silos (horizontal, vertical); check lists for implementing preventive measures at the design phase and during operations.
Descriptors (primary) France; sugar; bulk storage bins; training material; dust explosions
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; explosion hazards; accident descriptions; training manuals; hazard evaluation; safety by design; food industry; sugar industry; beverage industry; check lists; safety guides; safe working methods
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
OSH training