Fire Technology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 81–87 | Cite as

Dust explosions: An approach to protection design

  • Robert D. Coffee
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Abstract

The author suggests an empirical approach to calculating vent ratios from data available in the literature. Calculations are based upon Severity Indexes tabulated by the Bureau of Mines and the vent ratio nomograph of Schwab and Othmer once correlation factors have been determined. A procedure for determining correlation factors is explained.

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© The National Fire Protection Association 1968

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