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Explosion venting is one method for explosion protection of bucket elevators. The current Institution of Chemical Engineers guidance requires that the vents – equal in cross sectional ... Because there is a relatively large space around the buckets in a single leg elevator, it is

  • Explosive issue | World-grain.com | January 23, 2012 14:50
    Explosive issue | World-grain.com | January 23, 2012 14:50

    Most grain dust explosions in grain elevators happen within the bucket elevator or leg. Grain is flowing into the facility by truck or railcar. A heated bearing or a spark is produced inside the leg and a primary explosion rocks the facility. Usually a primary explosion is not the explosion that causes the most damage or kills elevator employees

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  • REDUCING RISKS OF DUST EXPLOSIONS ... - Olds
    REDUCING RISKS OF DUST EXPLOSIONS ... - Olds

    This paper will reference a few examples of recent dust explosions. One will identify bucket elevators as a common denominator in many dust explosions. When a source could be identified, bucket elevators have been acknowledged as the single most common source of the primary explosion in dust explosions, particularly in the U.S. grain industry

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  • Dust explosion in sugar silo tower: investigation and
    Dust explosion in sugar silo tower: investigation and

    bucket elevator tower and conveyers top and bottom for transferring sugar into and out of the silos. The initial explosion appears to have occurred in the bucket elevator tower at the east end of the Sugar Silos, which is the area where the welding work was taking place at the time

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  • How to prevent or mitigate a dust explosion in your
    How to prevent or mitigate a dust explosion in your

    your bucket elevator should be your first step for avoiding a dust explosion. Most ignition sources in bucket elevator explosions come from upstream process equipment, such as a drier or mill. Carefully monitor and control your upstream process to prevent tramp metal, sparks, or other ignition sources from entering your bucket elevator

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  • Silos, Bins, and Buckets - Fire and Explosion Protection
    Silos, Bins, and Buckets - Fire and Explosion Protection

    Grain elevators and other storage facilities face a near-constant risk of explosion. The very nature of using bucket elevators, filter collectors, grain dryers and other equipment to process and transport grain, creates an environment where fuel and oxygen exist in a mechanical enclosures

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  • BEUMER Bucket Elevators - Powerful vertical conveying
    BEUMER Bucket Elevators - Powerful vertical conveying

    HIGHLIGHTS ››Vertical transport of bulk material with grain sizes up to 120 mm ››Conveying heights of over 150 m ››Conveying capacity up to 1,700 m /h ››Permanent material temperatures of up to 130 C ››Explosion-proof version possible, e.g. according to ATEX ››Retrofit of existing bucket elevators is possible ››Low noise level compared to chain

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  • Prevention of GRAIN Dust ExplosionS
    Prevention of GRAIN Dust ExplosionS

    In grain industry, the bucket elevator is the most common source of a primary dust explosion. 100% of the time, a bucket elevator moving grain has four of the five elements needed for an explosion, it is just lacking the ignition source- typically a spark. Therefore, the primary explosion often starts in a bucket elevator. Let’s examine why:

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  • NFPA 61 or NFPA 68: Combustible Dust Explosion Protection
    NFPA 61 or NFPA 68: Combustible Dust Explosion Protection

    Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020 Bucket elevator explosion venting design methodology per NFPA 68 takes into consideration the Kst, of the material, and strength of the elevator to reflect the real-life/worst case scenario. This becomes crucial in the sizing of explosion vents for bucket elevators

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  • NASD - Preventing Grain Dust Explosions
    NASD - Preventing Grain Dust Explosions

    Dust explosions usually occur at grain transfer points – in bucket elevators or enclosed conveyors – where small dust particles become dislodged from kernels due to tumbling, agitation, and kernel impacts, as fast-flowing grain hits bucket elevator cups or changes direction in drag or belt conveyors

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  • Dust explosions: A serious concern - ScienceDirect
    Dust explosions: A serious concern - ScienceDirect

    Jan 01, 2019 Unfortunately, grain elevators remain a source of particularly devastating dust explosions around the world today. In 2018 alone, fatal grain elevator explosions took place in the state of Nebraska, in the Port of Aqaba, Jordan, and in the town of Lions Den, Zimbabwe, taking the lives of 14 individuals (Cloney, 2019)

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  • Combustible Dust Explosions in Bucket Elevators
    Combustible Dust Explosions in Bucket Elevators

    Explosions can result from an ignition of combustible dust when mixed with air. The empty buckets on the down side of an elevator act like a fan pushing dusty air around the device. In the event of a dust explosion, a rapid rise in pressure occurs in the typically lightweight elevator structure due to the combustion event

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  • Olds Elevator™ - Dust Explosion Risk Reduction
    Olds Elevator™ - Dust Explosion Risk Reduction

    For a number of bulk materials, dust explosion is a very real risk, particularly when it comes to bucket elevators. Businesses in a wide range of industries around the world have experienced dust explosions with consequences ranging from facility damage and work delays to tragic loss of life

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  • Ensuring Explosion Safety in Bucket Elevators
    Ensuring Explosion Safety in Bucket Elevators

    History shows a high number of dust explosions originate in bucket elevators and spread into adjacent galleries and silos. The construction and operation of bucket elevators is such that combustible dust clouds and potential ignition sources are omnipresent. In the grain handling industry, the bucket elevator is considered among the most

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  • Explosion venting of bucket elevators
    Explosion venting of bucket elevators

    A research effort was undertaken to examine bucket elevator explosions and find means to limit their effect, or to extinguish the explosion. A series of explosion tests were conducted in a 45-foot

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