Dust Explosion Prevention & ProtectionOriginally 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.
Dust Explosions in the Process IndustriesDust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers an up to date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures and safe operating techniques. Also provided is a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of a dust explosion. An invaluable reference work for industry, safety consultants and students. This edition includes a completely new chapter on design of electrical equipment to be used in areas containing combustible/explosible dust and a substantially extended and re-organized final review chapter, containing nearly 400 new literature references from the years 1997-2002.
Process Vessels Subject to Explosion RiskThese guidelines provide the best available information on the pressure capabilities of relatively weak process vessels in the event of an internal explosion. Despite not covering all situations, this guide will help engineers to calculate the strength of weak vessels and thus enable explosion venting and suppression systems to have a more consistent foundation and remove many of the difficulties associated with lack of knowledge of vessel strength.Design equations are provided for flat plate or circular constructions in metal, with bolted or welded joints, up to a reduced explosion pressure of 0.5 bar gauge.
Electrostatic Ignitions of Fires and ExplosionsThe author, a long–time process safety practitioner and lecturer in electrostatic safety, wrote this book to educate industry in the basics of electrostatics. It offers a selected collection of information designed to give readers the tools they need to examine the hazard potential of common industrial processes. Among the topics addressed are separation and accumulation of charge, discharge, minimum ignition energies, discharge energies, electrification in industrial processes, design and operating criteria, measurements, quantification of electrostatic scenarios. A selection of case histories helps illustrate sources of electrostatic ignition of combustibles, and strategies for preventing such incidents.
What Went WrongAlthough not specifically written for dust explosion hazards, Trevor Kletz explains how many industrial process plant accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how straightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors. Kletz's approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edition, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of "What Went Wrong" with the managerially focussed material previously published in "Still Going Wrong". Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experience based analysis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals.
Guidelines for Risk Based Process SafetyThe purpose of these guidelines is to help organizations design and implement more effective process safety management systems. The book provides methods and ideas on how to:- Design a process safety management system- Correct a deficient process safety management system- Improve process safety management practicesThe RBPS approach recognizes that all hazards and risks in an operation or facility are not equal; consequently, apportioning resources in a manner that focuses effort on greater hazards and higher risks is appropriate.
Dust Testing for ATEX ComplianceGuidance on the necessary dust explosion and ignition tests to demonstrate ATEX compliance. It describes the standard laboratory tests and the parameters they measure, enabling plant engineers and system designers to make informed judgement on safety matters.This free-to-download guide is provided courtesy of Explosion Hazard Testing Ltd.