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Explosion of Nylon Fibres Occurred in a Textile Plant

  • Luca Marmo
Conference paper

Abstract

An explosion due to the deflagration of a particular nylon fiber called flock is described in the paper. The explosion occurred in a plant that produced a characteristic kind of flocked thread which is entirely made of a synthetic material. The explosion took place inside a suction plant just after the plant was stopped due to a process fault and three workers were injured. The dynamics of the event are reconstructed in the paper.

Keywords

Heat Exchanger Control Valve Nylon Fibre Hazard Identification Dust Explosion 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Marmo
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  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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