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.