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AAF OFFER PROTECTION SOLUTION FOR “FLOUR & POWDER PLANT” EXPLOSION…


–AAF is the expert provides “Dust Collector Control” solution!
 
How the explosion happen?  

As refer to recent news reported by CNN that almost 500 peoples injured in explosion at Taiwan waterpark have surge everyone concern whether flour or bio-powder, metal powder, ash and dust are an easily flammable objects?

Flour explodes when its particles become suspended in the air in a dust cloud and are then ignited. The starch molecules burn relatively quickly, and it is their rapid expansion in the presence of heat that causes an explosion. Ignition is most common in the presence of a flame or heat source, though spontaneous combustion has been documented when the cloud is large enough. The risk is most pronounced in mills and processing centres where large amounts of dust are loose in closed spaces, either in silos or in transit. Explosions are generally very rare at home, and when they occur, they are typically small and easy to contain.
 
The Chemistry behind the Flammability

All flours contain starch, which is a complex carbohydrate made from glucose molecules chained together. Glucose is almost always highly flammable. This property is what allows for the sugar crusts on some custard desserts, for instance, and is why marshmallows held over an open flame will quickly roast or blacken. Though most flours are not sweet to taste, they nevertheless have the highly flammable properties of sugar, which is what makes them explosive
     
 
 
What we could do to prevent those explosion nightmares happen in our plant? 

A Dust Collector System with explosion proof technology could help to collect those dusts that exposure in processing plant also let go the pressure thru explosion vent if the dust collector in the danger of exploiting. This prevention idea not only could help to protect your personnel being injured eventually, it couldl minimize the plant damage due to explosion.
 
For AAF, we have great experienced to provide more than hundreds of these industry solution for flour & powder processing applications and our benchmark solution to resolve this is to use OptiFlo®.