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Maritime and Transport

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 Informa Australia