MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 290, 20199th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education – MSE 2019 “Trends in New Industrial Revolution”
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Safety and Health at Work|
|Published online||21 August 2019|
Sensitivity to ignition by electrostatic discharge of explosive dust / air
National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX, 32-34 G-ral Vasile Milea Street, Petroşani, 332047, Romania
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In industrial sectors that use, process, transport or store, substances such as combustible dusts could exist some workplaces with explosion hazard due to the possibility of dust/air explosive formation and ignition, both inside the installations and in the surrounding atmosphere. Methods and means of protection aim to prevent the development of explosive atmospheres, followed by preventing the occurrence of ignition sources and then limiting the effects of explosions. To assess the risk of ignition of the explosive atmosphere, there must be known first of all, the explosive atmosphere’s sensitivity to ignition by electrostatic discharge, respectively, the minimum ignition energy of the explosive mixture, afterwards being required an analysis on the possibilities of formation and discharge of electrostatic charge. For the most common combustible dusts, the minimum ignition energy is given, but for new types of flammable substances this parameter defining the sensitivity to ignition of the mixture by electrostatic discharges must be determined. The paper presents the results of research carried out in order to develop the methods and standards for determining the minimum ignition energy of the combustible dust / air mixture and of the methods for the assessment of the risk of ignition of the dust/air explosive atmosphere by electrostatic discharge.
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