How to Handle Potentially Explosive Dusts Properly to Reduce Explosion Risk

Many plants process solids and so must contend with dust. Depending upon its composition, dust can present both environmental and safety concerns. This discussion will examine the various regulations and standards that target dust and dust collection systems and explore how to handle potentially explosive dusts to reduce the risk of explosion and fire. Panelists will review the conditions that are required for dust explosions to occur and present approaches to identify and manage dust cloud explosion hazards.