How to safely handle explosible dust — Part II
Dust explosions are a common hazard in plants handling dry bulk materials. This two-part article discusses how you can handle explosible dust safely. Part I [January] explained how to assess dust explosion hazards in your plant and how to test your dust's explosion parameters. Part II discusses how to select an explosion protection method, including venting, suppression, and isolation.
Careful preparation will help you safely handle explosible dust. The first steps are assessing dust explosion hazards in your plant and testing your dust's explosion parameters [Part I]. Once you complete these steps, you're ready to select an explosion protection method that will eliminate or minimize explosion damage [Part II].