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Combustible Dust Explosions in 2017: Preliminary Report

08/12/2017
Powder & Bulk Solids released a preliminary report of combustible dust explosions in 2017

Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) mined its archives, news media reports, and publicly available documents to compile an informal, preliminary list of “confirmed” dust explosions in 2017 – incidents where fire officials conducted an investigation and determined dust was the cause of the blast – and “possible,” or “unconfirmed” dust explosions where authorities suspect dust was the cause, but no official designation has been issued.

Another list identifies 10 possible dust explosions incidents in 2017. The majority of this list contains explosions that occurred in U.S. facilities.

While not a complete or definitive list of dust explosions that happened this year, Powder & Bulk Solids – the source for dry processing and bulk handling technology news and information – created this initial look at 2017’s events to further awareness of combustible dust hazards.

To access this free report, click the link below.