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dust explosion

[′dəst ik′splō·zhən]
(engineering)
An explosion following the ignition of flammable dust suspended in the air.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A dust explosion is caused by a concentrated, confined combustible dust cloud coming into contact with an ignition source.
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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.