Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dust Explosions: Prevention and Mitigation in the Grain Industry

James E. Maness, President of JEM Safety Consultants shares with readers an excellent overview in the prevention and mitigation of combustible dust related fires and explosions. Back in the 1980's when the OSHA Grain Handling Facilities Standard was being developed, Mr. Maness chaired the NGFA's Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Committee in addition to serving as the Director of Engineering services for the National Feed Grain Association.

The informative article covers many important topics of understanding dust explosions, fuel, ignition sources, bucket elevators, confinement, emergency action plan, and numerous illustrative graphs, figures, and tables.


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