Explosion Proofing of Instrumentation

Authored by: S. Lucchini

Volume I Measurement and Safety

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498727648
eBook ISBN: 9781315370330
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315370330-140

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Abstract

There are many industries in which the instrument designer needs to take into account the risk of explosion or fire due to the ignition of flammable or combustible materials by instrumentation and instrumentation wiring systems. The type of industry in which there is a risk of explosion may be of surprise to some. Some very large explosions have occurred in sugar mills. The energy release from sugar dust explosions is very significant and is higher than for coal dust. Also the ignition energy (IE) for sugar dust is lower than that for coal dust.

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