Ignition of flammable atmospheres by mechanical stimuli

Journal article


Ingram, JM (2016). Ignition of flammable atmospheres by mechanical stimuli. hazardex: Journal for Hazardous Area Environment.
AuthorsIngram, JM
Abstract

As readers of HazardEx will be well aware, following the introduction of the ATEX 95 and 137 directives, there are now requirements on both manufacturers of equipment and employers to consider the likelihood of
ignition flammable atmospheres from mechanical impacts/sliding. The aim of this article is not to review legislative requirements, as these are well discussed else where, but to provide insight into the ignition mechanism and relevant research literature to assist those needing to make such assessments. It is certainly not the intention to advocate ignition source control as an appropriate hazard management strategy
, particularly with easily ignited gases like hydrogen- this needs to be decided on a case by case basis. Guidance in the design standards i.e. [1] has improved from earlier versions, but still does not convey very well the likely influence of parameters such as material hardness, load, velocities and impact angle.

Year2016
Journalhazardex: Journal for Hazardous Area Environment
PublisherRussell Goater
Web address (URL)http://www.hazardonthenet.net
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Aug 2017
Accepted31 Dec 2016
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
Page range18-23
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