Dust Electrical Safety in Chemical-Processing Facilities
In less than one week in December 1977, two grain elevators in modern grain export terminals exploded, killing 54 people and causing estimated direct losses of more than $50 million. In a recent situation, an operator died after inserting a trouble light inside a plastic feed tank, causing a plastic dust cloud ignition. Such dust explosions and fires occur with regular frequency in the grain and other industries as well as in chemical-processing facilities.
KeywordsIgnition Temperature Dust Cloud Dust Layer Ignition Energy Dust Explosion
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