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Dust – An Explosive Risk

Dust – An Explosive Risk

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Safe Solutions from Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division.

Dust explosions are more dangerous and more common than you think. Approximately 2,000 just explosions occur every year in the EU with average damages of more than 50,000 € per accident. In an explosion at the Rolandmühle in Bremen (Germany), 14 people died, 17 were injured amd damages of 50 million Euro were caused.

An analysis of almost 600 damages causes in Germany revealed that 31 % were caused by wood dust, 25 % by fodder and food dusts, 13 % by plastic dust and 9 % by coal dust. Silos, dedusting and conveyor systems, mills, drying kilns, heatings, saws, carpentry shops and mixing systems are particularly affected.

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