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Document ID (ISN)77326
CIS number 01-1380
ISBN(s) 2-7389-0955-8
Year 2001
Convention or series no. INRS ED 857
Title Flour silos - Preventing fire and explosion hazards due to flour dust during storage operations
Original title Silos farine - Prévention des risques d'incendie et d'explosion de poussières de farine 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., July 2001. 31p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Dust generated during the storage of flour may cause fires or explosions. This booklet on preventing such accidents is aimed at persons working in industries involved with flour, including flour milling; biscuit manufacturing, confectionery and industrial bakery. Contents include: accident descriptions; causes of dust fires and explosions; hazard evaluation, including a description of high-risk zones within flour mills; implementing preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) France; flour; bulk storage bins; training material; dust explosions
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; explosion hazards; accident descriptions; training manuals; hazard evaluation; safety by design; food industry; milling 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