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Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity

By M. O’Brian After emptying a powder from a plastic drum into a metal hopper, a spark occurred when the operator removed the drum, igniting the dust distributed in the air. The following paper presents an explanation about the “why” and “how not” of this accident. Continue reading Static Electricity Hazards – Dust Cloud Ignition caused by Static Electricity