Turbulence effects on dust explosion venting



The ability to estimate the intensity of accidental dust explosions is an essential prerequisite of methodologies intended to provide design guidelines for the protection of equipment and buildings where combustible dusts are being handled. In general, the severity of an explosion depends on the type of dust involved, its physical properties (such as particle size and moisture content), the characteristics of the interested volume (size, shape, presence of vents, and blockages), the strength and type of the ignition source, and the conditions of the environment (air flow, turbulence).