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Risk of Electrostatic Ignition During Powder Processing Operations

Pneumatic transport systems represent the heart of any granular bulk material handling system throughout many industries today.

Being an efficient method of transporting granular material, such systems allow for quick transportation of powders between processes enabling companies to keep up with an ever-growing demand on production.

However, such processes are not without their risks. When the product being processed is considered combustible and has Fine powders with low MIE (minimum ignition energies) will regularly reach the MEC (minimum explosive concentration) along with the conveying system and may be at risk of combustion by several sources of ignition. One such ignition source is electrostatic discharge.

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