Thursday, January 26, 2012

Full Report: Explosion of DeBruce Grain Elevator, Wichita, Kansas; June 8, 1998

Excellent overview on how a combustible dust explosion is investigated. Includes many educational pictures with comments in APPENDICE A Scientific basis for the analysis of the explosion

Grain Elevator Explosion Investigation Team (GEEIT), Vernon L. Grose, D.Sc., Editor
Report Placed in Final Electronic Format By David K. McDonnell of OSHA in Cooperation with GEEIT

Special thanks to Dr.Bill Kauffman, for sharing the DeBruce report. Viewers will find chapters absent from the initial OSHA web page regarding the DeBruce Grain Elevator Explosion - Report in the section below

Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 8, Chapter 14, initial OSHA web page

Cover

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibYjMwZjg5MDgtZDdkNC00YzM0LWE2NTItYmIwNWViOGJhY2Ez

Cover inside

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15JyKtxN5C8ztmkhp4GtgGnppwvRwlzBwmFAWuDdjF0Q/edit

Report Table of Contents

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q1tynPH2_SSqPJN6akZAl5f21-5-w1ON8zV3EoKP3sk/edit

List of Figures in the Report

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jA6z5ayoMDRy2JfGXvFXIlRuXRojaP9xGbz_5dOs1HA/edit

Chap 4 DeBRUCE MANAGEMENT ROLE IN EXPLOSION

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibZDM3ZGI0NTgtNjA5Yi00NTc1LTk2ZmEtNjczMGRmMjdhNjI1

Chap 5 DeBRUCE OPERATIONAL ROLE IN EXPLOSION

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibZmYyYWU5NDMtMThkMy00ZjI0LTg0ZGQtZTI1NGMyODMyYWRh

Chap 6 ELEVATOR STATUS AT EXPLOSION

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMWRmMzUyYjEtNTAzMS00NzliLThmNTktZmMwN2EwMTdlMmYx

Chap 7 GRAIN ELEVATOR EXPLOSION FACTORS

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMjM4NTIzMjYtMGIwYy00N2Q3LThlOWUtMzk0NTAzYTE5MTlh

Chap 9 WITNESS TESTIMONY

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibN2QwMDIxYzAtNjVlOC00OGRlLWEyMmUtYWIzNjQ3MmE4MzZm

Chap 10 TRENDS IN GRAIN HANDLING

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMGE5NDg3OWEtNTg1Yi00ODZiLTk5OWUtNDcyMDE3ZGE4MzYz

Chap 11 ECONOMICS OF GRAIN DUST

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibZWNmZTI0NjEtZWQxYi00NmRiLWEwNmYtNGEwMTI0NTE2ZWYy

Chap 12 ROLE OF WORKERS COMPENSATION

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibN2Q0ZmFiMGQtNDdiZS00Yzg5LTgwYzQtZDFlOWVlNjcyNzRj

Chap 13 INVESTIGATION LESSONS LEARNED

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMmZkMjc0MWItYjkzNi00N2Q5LWE0ODItZTBhZjMzOWYxNzFm

APPENDICE A Scientific basis for the analysis of the explosion

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMjBhMGE3ZWMtNDJlMi00MzFkLWEzNGEtZjAwN2E3Y2VjYjUx

APPENDICE B Industrial Maintenance, Inc. solicited proposals

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibN2NkNGY0OWItNzMyNS00ZjZiLTgzYTgtMzE1YmNhZTZlMWQ4

Proposals

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibOGZjYmJmM2YtYTRhOC00NTM5LWI0MzYtZTA0NmQ2YjMyZjQ5

APPLICABLE FEDERAL REGULATIONS

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibNDBhNjRlMTAtYjU5OS00OTU5LWEwZTQtMGRkMjA1MGQzMGFj

REFERENCES

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibOTU5NjQ1NzQtYTgxOS00NzAzLWI4MDAtZGMxOTNkMjUwM2U0

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibZDVmY2M4MjItOTgwNi00MzE4LWFjOTctZDRhMjc2MGVhOWI1

GEEIT MEMBERSHIP

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw8dBi76LJibMDY5MWJlOGUtYWQ1ZS00ZDkxLWI1ZTItMzRiZDM0ZDc1N2Nl

 

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