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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…

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…

HSE HSG103 – Safe Handling of Combustible Dusts

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This HSE guidance publication provides practical advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. The guidance is intended for employers, managers, foremen and safety representatives working in the many industries where combustible dusts may be present. A number of materials used in everyday business can produce dusts that are flammable and can…

HSE EH66 Grain dust

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This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust.  It gives advice on the precautions you may need to take to prevent or adequately control exposure as required by the CoSHH Regulations.  The guidance is aimed more specifically at employers and managers although employees and health and…

IChemE – Dust Explosions in The Process Industries

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Published by Gulf Professional and available from IChemE Bookshop (follow the URL Link below). Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to…

WIS32 – Safe collection of wood waste

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This information sheet gives practical guidance to manufacturers and suppliers of wood waste collection systems on how to reduce fire and explosion risks. Users may also find this information useful when planning or commissioning a new extraction system or to check the adequacy of an existing one. It also contains advice on how to minimise…