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Dust Explosion Guidance Series

Issue 4 - Pneumatic Conveying of Powders

Every year explosions caused by combustible dust kill workers, damage assets, and leave others badly injured. To prevent these risks, organisations that have the potential to produce explosive dust atmospheres should evaluate the flammability of that dust, the potential it has to form a dust cloud, its sensitivity to ignition, and its explosion limits and explosion severity.
The fourth of the series, this paper focuses on the pneumatic tranferring of powders. Focusing on specific unit operation flammability and reactivity risks, this factsheet is intended to provide a really simple guide to reliably ensuring safety.
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