Tag: dust-related incidents

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

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