An explosion is a rapid combustion (oxidation) that is characterized by an increase in temperature and pressure. An explosion can occur when an explosive atmosphere meets a source that is capable of igniting it.
Are your operations in threat of this risk?
The risk of an explosion extends across all industrial sectors. It is present where transport, storage, processing and/or handling of dust or substances with a significant fraction of dust are involved that creates an explosive atmosphere when mixed with air.
What typical operations possess a risk of dust explosion?
Typical operations with the risk of dust explosion are heating plants, power plants, mills, sugar refineries, feed mixture factories, silos, plastic, furniture manufacturing plants, dust paint shops and other operations or their parts in which the grinding and milling of materials takes place, aspiration or separation of dust, storage of dust or substances with its high proportion, mechanical and pneumatic transport, drying, mixing, etc. The risk of explosion in these operations exists for certain at least in a certain area of the operation or in a certain facility that they include.
Typical devices at risk of dust explosion are mills, grinders, filters, separators, elevators, pneumatic transport devices, reservoirs and silos, dust collectors, dryers, etc.
If an explosion cannot be prevented, the facility must be safeguarded. The purpose of safeguarding is to limit any eventual explosion to an acceptable level. Devices used for this purpose are called protective systems.
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