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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750675192
ISBN-10: 0750675195
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 372
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.

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