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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:-

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…

HSE EH75/7 Portland Cement Dust Hazard Assessment Document

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Portland Cement Dust Hazard assessment document EH75/7 Taken from the documents foreward: This Hazard Assessment Document has been published by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is aimed at a technical audience and reports on the scientific information which underpins the hazard assessment of a specific substance. In Great Britain, substances which cause…

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 The benefits of Powder Characterisation

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled The benefits of Powder Characterisation by Eddie McGee of Ajax Equipment Ltd. This is a document which highlights the benefits of Powder Characterisation with practical examples.  It also simplifies flow characterisation by building ‘spider’ diagram (McGee and McGlinchey, 2005) The…

BS EN 12779:2004+A1:2009 Safety of woodworking machines. Chip and dust extraction systems with fixed installation. Safety related performances and safety requirements

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BS EN 12779:2004+A1:2009 Safety of woodworking machines. Chip and dust extraction systems with fixed installation. Safety related performances and safety requirements. Published 19/01/2005 Status: Current, Work in hand Available to purchase from http://shop.bsigroup.com/.  British Standards are available to read online for free, to do this you need to register with your local public library website and…

HSE EH44 Dust in the workplace general principles of protection

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Dust in the workplace general principles of protection This environmental hygiene guidance note describes how to control exposure 1 to dust at work to avoid ill health. It will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) and gives advice on the precautions…