Combustible Dust Fires and Explosions: Recent Data and Lessons Learned

Safety
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A review of recent data from the Combustible Dust Incident Database provides insights into dust-related process safety

Fires and explosions in facilities that handle combustible dust remain an ongoing focus of process safety efforts across many areas of the chemical process industries (CPI). But how many dust-related safety incidents occur each year? This question is a major driver behind the formation of the Combustible Dust Incident Database (CDID; Halifax, N.S., Canada; www.dustsafetyscience.com). Created in 2016, the CDID features a twice-yearly report on fires and explosions having to do with combustible dusts.

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Source: Chemical Engineering

 

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