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CSB Sugar Dust Explosion

Source: AIChE
  • Duration:
    10 minutes
  • Skill Level:
    Basic
  • Type:
    Academy Video
  • Language:
    English

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Sugar is a combustion hazard when it’s in a dry, dusty form. A fine sugar dust explosion can generate pressure in excess of 100psi in less than 100 milliseconds. Learn more about the sugar refinery explosion in Georgia and how it could have been prevented at AIChE’s Chemical Engineering for Non-Engineers course, www.aiche.org/ela110