Dust Hazards

  • Ernest C. Magison


The development of an explosion in a dust cloud is not, in principle, different from the development of an explosion in a gas or vapor. The important concepts presented in Chapter 3 are therefore generally, though not specifically, applicable to both types of explosion.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest C. Magison
    • 1
  1. 1.Honeywell Inc.Fort WashingtonUSA

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