Material Safety Specifications

  • Wolfgang Bartknecht


The fire and explosion hazards which may exist while handling combustible dusts are much less known than the ones which are present with gases and solvents. Therefore, quite often a misjudgement is made. In order to safely handle combustible dusts, it is important to know the dangerous properties [23]. The most reliable way to gain information with regard to the fire and explosion behavior of a dust is to analyze a sample and to describe the test result in the form of parameters known as ”safety characteristics”.


Dust Concentration Ignition Delay Time Ignition Source Hybrid Mixture Ignition Energy 
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© Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Bartknecht
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  1. 1.Zentraler SicherheitsdienstCiba-Geigy A.G.BaselSwitzerland

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