dust explosion


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dust explosion

[′dəst ik′splō·zhən]
(engineering)
An explosion following the ignition of flammable dust suspended in the air.
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The contract is for the supply of 6 pieces brand new locomotives suspended for transport of people and transport of materials in underground mines of coal, coal dust explosion hazards and methane with a layette and a set of special tools and instruments.
JSW Mining Supplies SA lime stone dust explosion stearynowanego l normal in the total amount of 27 600 tonnes from the date of execution of 12 months from the date of conclusion of the contract.
More recently in April 2001, a coal dust explosion at the Joliet Station damaged one of three units, affecting 314 MW, with losses covered by insurance after deductibles.
That year, the CSB conducted a major study of combustible dust hazards following three worksite catastrophic dust explosions that killed 14 workers in 2003.
A: First off, for a dust explosion to occur five things must happen simultaneously:
Michael Wright, health and safety director for the United Steelworkers of America, was to discuss the human impact of dust explosions on workers.
Just because a facility hasn't had a dust explosion yet, doesn't mean it won't experience one in the future.
The accident was caused by ignition of firedamp (methane) which then triggered a coal dust explosion.
Appropriate precautions should be taken to avoid a dust explosion.
This remains a common risk at sugar production facilities, however, and only three months earlier, a Domino Sugar plant in Baltimore was also rocked by a sugar dust explosion.
Wille has been called in several times to secure an area that has resulted from a dust explosion in a grain elevator.
Earth grounding under the powder booth is accomplished by driving a metal rod six feet or more through the floor to prevent static discharge or sparks that could cause a dust explosion.