Food Engineering

Dust explosion testing

August 1, 2011


Chilworth Global provides safety services to help prevent dust explosions and protect against their effects. A wide range of laboratory tests are available to determine the ignition sensitivity and explosion severity of materials being handled in an application and to quantify the risk associated with the process. Professional consultation is available for relief venting, containment, suppression, use of inert gas, isolation techniques, etc. Dust explosion tests include Kst and Pmax values, limiting oxygen concentration (LOC), minimum ignition energy, minimum ignition temperature and resistivity/conductivity/chargeability.

Chilworth Global; 609-799-4449; www.chilworth.com/dust-explosions-fire.cfm