Part 1 – Electrostatic Hazards
One ignition source that is not usually well understood is electrostatic discharge. This part of the presentation will take a look at electrostatic hazards including: - Electrostatic Charge Generation - Electrostatic Charge Accumulation - Electrostatic Discharges - General Precautions for eliminating/controlling electrostatic hazards
Part 2 – Control of Dust Explosions
Part 2 of this presentation will discuss the conditions that are required for dust cloud explosions to occur, and presents a well-tried approach to identify, assess, and eliminate/control potential dust explosion hazards in facilities.
The majority of powders that are used in the processing industries are combustible (also referred to as flammable, explosible). An explosion will occur if the concentration of the combustible dust that is suspended in air is sufficient to propagate flame when ignited by a sufficiently energetic ignition source.
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