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Document ID (ISN)77499
CIS number 01-1498
ISSN - Serial title 0949-8036 - Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hauptmanns U., Schmidt M.
Title Assessment of technical measures against fires and explosions due to smouldering nests in bulk dusts
Original title Bewertung technischer Massnahmen gegen Brände und Explosionen in Staubschüttungen durch Glimmnester [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1998, Vol.58, No.11-12, p.451-454. 8 ref.
Abstract A method is presented for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of accidents with the aim of improving the prevention of fires and explosions in dust-handling installations. The objectives are to identify the causes of fires and explosions, to estimate their frequency of occurrence, and to propose preventive technical measures. With the help of an interaction matrix, the insufficiencies or over-engineering of these technical measures are identified. A sample of the calculations is given.
Descriptors (primary) flammable dust; bulk materials handling; dust explosions; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; probability analysis; sources of ignition; bulk storage bins; mathematical models; description of technique; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions