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SHAPA ATEX Technical Paper (updated)

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SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts. Taken from the foreword: It is the policy of the SHAPA technical committee to systematically review the technical papers & presentations listed in the “Technical Advise” section of its website. The following Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid…

Dust Removal Filters for Combustible Dusts

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Very useful guide, clearly set out and with simple but effective diagrams from the Filtration Group. This information sheet looks at ATEX compliant filters for removing dusts. Click on the URL link below to be able to download a pdf copy:-

Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated During Various Aluminum Fabricating Operations

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The Aluminium Association www.aluminum.org have a publication on the fines produced in the Aluminium trade. This is taken from the documents scope: This brochure discusses the potential problems involved in various aspects of aluminum fabricating which generate fine aluminum particles. It also discusses methods of particle collection and handling designed to reduce the risk of fire or…

Dust Explosion Scenario Paper

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Abstract taken from the paper: Abstract The new CCPS book, entitled Guidelines for Safe Handling of Powders and Bulk Solids, discusses several different types of accident scenarios, including scenarios that can lead to a combustible dust explosion. The dust explosion scenarios are divided into the following three categories: Explosions within Process Equipment, Explosion Propagation into…

SHAPA Dust Explosion Protection using Flameless Venting

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled Dust Explosion Protection using Flameless Venting by Jef Snoeys of Fike Corporation. A snippet taken from the documents introduction: A new option – flameless venting – has recently been developed for dust explosions and is being…

SHAPA Dust Testing for DSEAR and ATEX Compliance

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled SHAPA Technical Bulletin No.16 and provides an introduction to dust explosion testing and it’s importance in making plant safe from fire and explosion. The link will direct you to SHAPA’s technical document page where there are…

HSE Explosive Atmospheres – Area Zoning

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Unmarked guide from HSE providing information on Hazardous area classification. This should be carried out as an integral part of the risk assessment to identify places (or areas) where controls over ignition sources are needed (hazardous places) and also those places where they are not (non hazardous places). Hazardous places are further classified in Zones which distinguish…