Evaluation of Dust Explosion/Fire Hazards During a Process Hazards Analysis [PHA]

  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Presentation Date:
    April 3, 2012
  • Skill Level:
  • PDHs:

Share This Post:

You will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.

Evaluation of Dust Explosion/Fire Hazards during a Process Hazards Analysis [PHA]

Mayur Patel

DuPont Engineering



S. Dharmavaram

DuPont Engineering


Many of the recent dust fire and explosion incidents have shown that PHA teams have either failed entirely to recognize or failed to adequately evaluate the fire and explosion hazards associated with combustible solid materials. Today, many companies rely on the PHA process to uncover potential process hazards including dust explosion/fire hazards and recommend additional risk reduction measures if required. However, there are some practical challenges which a PHA team has to overcome to effectively evaluate process hazards of the combustible solid materials. This paper reviews those challenges and discusses how to effectively manage them while conducting PHAs of combustible solid handling operations.




Do you already own this?

Log In for instructions on accessing this content.


AIChE Member Credits 0.5
AIChE Members $15.00
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $25.00