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Explosion Hazard Classification. Explosion Safety Parameters and Relevant Measurement Techniques Applied in FR Germany. Part I. Legislation, Administrative Procedures, Safety Principles, Vapors.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Explosion Hazard Classification of Vapors, Gases, and Dusts, National Materials Advisory Board, Publication NMAB-447 1987:141-158
Legislation, administrative procedures, and safety principles pertaining to preventing explosions in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) were discussed. The basis principles of explosion protection were considered. The system of laws and ordinances in the FRG pertaining to preventing explosions was summarized. Basic principles for classifying flammable or explosive materials were discussed. Experimental parameters that can be used for classifying liquids and gases according to their ability to form explosive mixtures and their ignitability were considered. These included ignition temperature, minimum ignition temperature, and minimum ignition current. Parameters used for characterizing vapors and gases according to their ability to develop explosive pressures were discussed. These include the maximum experimental safety gap, burning velocity, and pressure increase rate.
Combustible-gases; Industrial-safety; Explosion-prevention; Standards; Explosive-atmospheres; Ignition-sources; Electrical-equipment;
Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Explosion Hazard Classification of Vapors, Gases, and Dusts, National Materials Advisory Board, Publication NMAB-447
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