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Document ID (ISN)77760
CIS number 01-1798
ISBN(s) 0-85295-410-7
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barton J.
Title Dust explosion prevention and protection - A practical guide
Bibliographic information Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 2002. xiv, 352p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 90.00.
Abstract Dust explosions can have potentially-fatal consequences when adequate safety measures are not in place. Dusts of many materials including coal, wood, rubber, pharmaceuticals and some metals can explode if they come into contact with an ignition source. This guide compiles the current best practices on measures to prevent dust explosions and protect plant and personnel. It revises and updates an earlier three-part guide (see CIS 86-8, 93-1322 and 93-1323) by incorporating legislative changes in the United Kingdom and the results of new research done over the past decade. Contents: background to dust explosions; determination of dust ignitability, flammability and explosibility characteristics; control of ignition; inerting; explosion containment; explosion suppression; explosion venting; explosion propagation; protection of pipelines and isolation techniques.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; plant safety organization; hazard evaluation; dust explosions
Descriptors (secondary) inerting; safety guides; prevention of explosion propagation; explosion pressure; United Kingdom; static electricity; ignition temperatures; sources of ignition; ducts; initiation of explosions; manuals; explosion protection; explosion suppression; design of equipment; description of technique; explosion venting
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Risk evaluation