Tag: dust explosions

Mining & Resources

Research, testing & training: A view of combustible dust from the laboratory

As a preview to the upcoming Dust Explosions Conference in Brisbane on the 17-18 October, Research Scientist, Dr Fiona Clarkson, from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines recently took a break from some bespoke explosion testing at Simtars' laboratory to give us an insight into the exciting and specialist world of combustible dust. How…

7 Oct 2016, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Planning & Design


Dust explosions in Europe: A preview of new trends and legislation for improving safety

While the scientific properties and risks of dust explosions are global, Europe remains a leader in standardising regulations for industrial hazards. Given that Europe is also the manufacturing origin of many design parts used in Australasian processing facilities and storage plants, we were delighted to have Gerard van Laar, Senior Consulting Scientist at Inburex (Germany) join…

31 Aug 2016, by Test1 Test1

Occupational Health & Safety

Visit Australia’s Centre of Dust Research Excellence

Re-blog via  Australian Bulk Handling Review May/June 2016 Thirty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane’s CBD, the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) at Redbank is home to world-class facilities that contribute towards preventing disasters, fatalities, lost-time injuries and occupational disease in industry. Established 30 years ago as a business unit of Queensland’s…

12 Jul 2016, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Q&A with Neil Dennis: Dust – Not to be taken lightly

Dust may appear to be harmless, but if certain conditions prevail, it can cause catastrophic explosions.  Dust explosions are a common hazard in an environment where powdered combustible material is present in an enclosed space.  Coal, wood, cork, grain, starch, sugar, certain metals, some dyes and intermediates, and many plastics, can form explosive dust clouds. We…

13 May 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

International combustible dust expert talks minimising the risk of dust explosions

Informa Australia is pleased to welcome international combustible dust expert Mr John Astad  to the speaking faculty of Dust Explosions 2012. Based in the USA, Mr Astad is the Director and Research Analyst for the Combustible Dust Policy Institute which aims to minimise the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust related fires and…

20 Apr 2012, by Test1 Test1