Combustible dust explosions are among the most serious criticalities affecting a broad number of industries around the world. According to a Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board report, more than 50 accidents have occurred only in the U.S. between 2008 and 2012; this datum shows that such a problem requires a relevant attention from both researchers and authorities. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the currently available techniques able to estimate the severity of a combustible dust explosion. Moreover, the main criticalities arising from these methodologies are discussed, also providing some suggestions for future works.

Estimation of the deflagration index KSt for dust explosions: A review

FUMAGALLI, ANNA;DERUDI, MARCO;ROTA, RENATO;
2016

Abstract

Combustible dust explosions are among the most serious criticalities affecting a broad number of industries around the world. According to a Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board report, more than 50 accidents have occurred only in the U.S. between 2008 and 2012; this datum shows that such a problem requires a relevant attention from both researchers and authorities. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the currently available techniques able to estimate the severity of a combustible dust explosion. Moreover, the main criticalities arising from these methodologies are discussed, also providing some suggestions for future works.
Combustible dust explosion; Deflagration index; Explosion parameters estimation; Explosion severity; Control and Systems Engineering; Food Science; Chemical Engineering (all); Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality; Energy Engineering and Power Technology; Management Science and Operations Research; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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