Bulk Solids Handling Safety

ATEX
Dust explosion risk
Occupational safety

Section summary

Index to all knowledge interesting to Process Engineers in the field of Bulk Solids / Powder handling safety. This operational and design safety guide is split in pages that can be consulted independently

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Bulk Solids safety

ATEX / Dust explosion risks

Dust explosion physical properties

Key materials physical characteristics to gather for assessing dust explosion risk and designing a safe process

MIE - Minimum Ignition Energy of dust clouds

Physical meaning and risk in powder explosion risk assessment of MIE, data table of MIE of common powders

MIT - Minimum Ignition Temperature of dust clouds

Physical meaning and risk in powder explosion risk assessment of MIT, data table of MIT of common powders

SIT - Self Ignition Temperature of dust layers

Physical meaning and risk in powder explosion risk assessment of SIT, data table of SIT of common powders

MEC - Dust Minimum explosive concentration - dust explosive concentration range

Physical meaning and risk in powder explosion risk assessment of MEC, data table of MEC of common powders

Powder resistivity

Physical meaning and risk in powder explosion risk assessment of dust resistivity, data table of resistivity of common powders

Characteristics of dust explosion (Pmax, Kst)

Description and key parameters of an explosion of powder cloud

Factors influencing dust explosions

Influence of physical aspects like particle size distribution, humidity, mixture with flammable gas on powder explosions

To come soon :
Zoning
Dust explosion definition
Dust explosion causes
Physical properties
Description of an explosion - physical characteristics
Explosivity measurement
Dust explosion prevention
Dust explosion mitigation
Explosion panel
Quick acting valve
Ventex valve
Flame quench
Sizing of an explosion panel
Risk assessment methodology
Ignition sources
Zoning - explosive atmospheres
Mechanical sparks
Electrical sparks
Auto heating
Good housekeeping - Secondary explosion
Milling systems




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