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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Performance of linear electric drive at localizing of dust explosions, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 101-104.
This can be done via Dust Explosion Testing, which may include a Particle Size and Moisture Analysis, Explosion Severity Test, which tests the Kst value and Minimum Explosible Concentration (MEC).
For use by plant managers, chemists, and process engineers working in industrial settings where dust explosions are a concern, this hand book details how combustible dust explosions happen, and how they can be prevented.
The combustible dust explosion that claimed three lives at AL Metal in 2010 underscores the need for a national combustible dust standard, according to the U.
Keith Avila, General Manager of Fike UK said of the new product launch: "A dust explosion can be potentially catastrophic.
With certain combustible dusts, such as zirconium, the simple act of static charge from a human can create a charge that can lead to a dust explosion.
It may be retrofitted onto most dust collection systems and used with new or existing Farr Gold Series dust collectors where the risk of a combustible dust explosion exists.
On March 10, 1906, a dust explosion devastated a coal mine in northern France operated by the Courrieres mining company.
The reality is if it is sawdust and dust within a silo the likelihood is it would have been some form of dust explosion.
There will also be a grain dust explosion demonstration and an auger safety demonstration.