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58770 FA 1017 Flash Fire and Explosions Caused by Electrostatic Discharges Landing Page

Flash Fire and Explosions Caused by Electrostatic Discharges: Analysis, Prevention, and Control

Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Executive Vice President - DEKRA Process Safety

Many processes and operations in chemical, food, and other processing plants involve liquids and powders, most of which could under certain conditions be flammable.

This article shall discuss several practical measures that can be considered to prevent or control electrostatic ignition hazards that are associated with some common liquid and powder handling and processing operations in the processing industry.