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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…

Largest Problems Facing the Combustible Dust Community – Views of 27 Experts

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This US-based knowledge website is dedicated to the issues surrounding Combustible/Explosive Dusts. In the opening words of the website they offer the following excellent summary:- “One of the biggest issues in dust explosion and fire prevention is lack of information transfer in the community. This can lead to increased risk of industrial disasters worldwide, lack…

HSE Prevention of dust explosions in the food industry

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1. Introduction 1.1 Explosions and fires within the food industry from combustible materials are a known hazard and they can have devastating and irreversible effects. This information sheet concentrates solely on the fire and explosion hazards encountered in the food industries from dusty and powdered substances. 1.2 General guidance on the prevention of fires and…

Explosion Venting Data and Modeling Literature Review

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Taken from the documents summary: This report provides a literature review and an analysis of key aspects of dust explosion and gas explosion venting. The review includes test data, theoretical models, and vent area equations in the NFPA 68 and EN14491 explosion vent standards. Comparisons are made between the vent areas used in large-scale experiments…

Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated During Various Aluminum Fabricating Operations

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The Aluminium Association 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 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 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…