This article was presented at the 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, San Antonio, Texas during March 22–24, 2010.
Featured Topics: The Hazards of Handling Combustible Dusts
Combustible dust hazard recognition—An insurer's view†
Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 82–86, March 2011
How to Cite
Febo, H. L. (2011), Combustible dust hazard recognition—An insurer's view. Proc. Safety Prog., 30: 82–86. doi: 10.1002/prs.10425
- Issue online: 11 FEB 2011
- Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010
- combustible dust;
- key questions;
This article will discuss some of the key factors that FM Global engineering representatives use in evaluating combustible dust hazards at insured locations. The information is used to develop underwriting information, but more importantly, it is the basis for guidance provided for the client with regard to understand the hazards of combustible dust presented by their operations. Where there are deficiencies relative to FM Global standards, detailed recommendations are provided for correction. Some brief loss background with special emphasis on the chemical industry will be provided, and 10 key factors used to develop these evaluations will be discussed. These same factors can be used by individual companies to focus their efforts in the area of prevention of incidents as a result of uncontrolled combustible dusts. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2011.