Dust Explosion Prevention and Protection: A Practical Guide

Dust Explosion Prevention and Protection: A Practical Guide

1st Edition - March 6, 2002

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  • Author: John Barton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504797
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750675192

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Originally published in three volumes by the Institution of Chemical Engineers from 1985 to 1988, this guide formed the first authoritative and comprehensive guide for dust explosion prevention and protection for engineers, scientists, safety specialists, and managers. This guide is a compilation of current best practices for measures to prevent dust explosions from occurring, and, if they do occur, to protect the plant and personnel from their destructive effects by applying the techniques of explosion containment, explosion suppression, and explosion venting. Included is new material on the containment and venting of dust explosions. This guide helps those responsible for the design, supply, and operation of process plants to comply with the provisions of health and safety legislation. Dust explosions can occur anywhere where combustible powders are handled, such as coal, wood, flour, starch, sugar, rubber, plastics, some metals, and pharmaceuticals.

Key Features

  • Three classic volumes combined into one handy guide
  • Contains all of the best practices for preventing dust explosionsIncludes in-depth material that outlines how to protect the plant and its resources from explosions


Design, production, maintenance and safety engineers in the process industries, consultants and students studying process engineering

Table of Contents

  • Background to Dust Explosions
    Determination of Dust Fire and Explosion Characteristics
    Control of Ignition
    Explosion Containment
    Explosion Suppression
    Explosion Venting
    Explosion Venting of Linked Vessels
    Explosion Venting--Supplementary Design Considerations
    Explosion Venting--Special Dust Cloud Conditions
    Explosion Venting--Design of Vent Closures
    Explosion Venting--Safe Discharge Area
    Explosion Venting in Industrial Plant
    Equipment Separation and Isolation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2002
  • Published: March 6, 2002
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504797
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750675192

About the Author

John Barton

After more than 25 years of experience with the UK Health and Safety Executive where he served as a factory inspector, then Deputy Director of HSE's Explosion and Flame Laboratory, John Barton is currently a consultant on fire and explosion topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom

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