DEKRA Process Safety

Safe Transfer of Powders into Flammable Liquids

A major consideration in the implementation of appropriate process safety management must be the prevention of fires and explosions. When processing and handling combustible or flammable materials, the possibility that a flammable atmosphere will be ignited must be considered. A flammable atmosphere can be created from the vapors of a liquid heated above its flash point, a flammable gas, combustible mist, or combustible dust. These fuels, if mixed with air or other oxidant in the correct proportions, can be ignited with devastating consequences.