Controlling Dust Explosions caused by a Static Ignition
Dust explosions within hazardous area processing environments are not a new occurrence, and nor is static being a potential source of ignition.
The earliest recorded dust explosion was at Giacomelli’s Bakery in Turin, Italy in 1785 where flour dust generated during normal operations came into contact with a mounted lamp. Flour can become combustible if it’s too dry and builds up a static charge.
Read the full article to learn more about the dangers of dust explosions and how any fine material has the ability to catch fire and explode when dispersed with air. You can also view the latest animation for Newson Gale’s Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II static earthing system which has been designed to ground interconnected plant assemblies and piping providing system interlocks and visual indication ensuring employees’ safety.
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