Preventing disaster: Analyzing your plant's dust explosion risks
Successful explosion prevention is no accident. After defining some dust explosion basics, this article explains how to evaluate your plant's dust explosion risks and describes techniques you can use to prevent a dust explosion. Information in a related sidebar explains what you need to know when choosing a method for preventing dust explosions.
A dust explosion in a dry bulk solids handling plant is fairly rare, but when one occurs, it can result in devastating losses of life and property. If your plant hasn't had a dust explosion, it's easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. You may even think your dust isn't very explosive or your process controls are so effective that you won't have a problem.