Dust Explosion ASET

Dust Explosion ASET

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About: Dust Explosion ASET

Have watched videos of several bleve explosions. This is a similar situation. I think many (most) of these could've been avoided. Suppose automatic fire surpression and massive water sprayers were placed thoughout all key areas. Same basic concept as building sprinkler systems. Also should include immediate power shut off to entire facility except emergency equipment powered by protected lines. This isn't rocket science, for God's sake. If properly designed, these almost surely would surpress fire, wash away flamable particles and keep areas cool enough to prevent explosions. Why aren't such systems in use now, especially in populated areas? Of course these would be costly. But consider the alternatives. As we all know, such explosions have happened many times. They WILL happen again. Murphy's law, for sure. It would appear there's no perfect set of avoidance preventive measues possible (obviously). Yes, I do understand high quaility "housekeeping" is a key preventive measure. But we must deal with the real world. Really would welcome comments from people with appropriate expertise.
Good old Chemical Safety Board stuff.

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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.