An Introduction to Dust Explosions: Understanding the Myths and Realities of Dust Explosions for a Safer Workplace

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/12/2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
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A large number of solid substances become explosive when in the form of a fine dust and the ongoing, catastrophic incidences of dust explosions mean that there is a need for effective understanding of the unique hazards posed by combustible dusts. This book describes dust explosion myths - which together cover the main source of dust explosion hazards. The discussion of the reasons they exist, and the corresponding scientific and engineering facts for managing them, will help engineers and other professionals in industry mitigate these risks. A truly essential reference for anyone involved with or needing to understand dust hazards. Presents the myths and realities of mitigating and managing dust explosion risks. In such safety critical subject it is necessary to cut through theory to reach practitioners with the information they require. * Accessible in terms of length and style of writing. More detailed explanations of underlying phenomena can be found elsewhere in the literature. This book is intended for professionals who need to quickly answer situation-specific questions about dust explosions. * Includes numerous examples and case studies to illustrate reinforce the facts presented.

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