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The Explosion Hazard Research of the Polyethylene Dust

Martina Sklenárová, Petr Štroch, Aleš Bernatík
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2020, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 8-14
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2020-0002
The aim of the article is to point out the dangers arising from the properties of plastic dust and what influence its properties have on the origin and course of the explosion. The present project analyzed the sample of polyethylene dust,by-product of granulate production and storage. The explosion tests were performed on containers of a similar shape to those found in a plants. By examining the properties of plastic dust and its behavior in the event of an explosion we have observed that the risk of explosion in technological equipment can not be underestimated. Knowledge about explosiveness of dust samples will be used in comprehensive safety solution of a particular technological node.
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