Controlling Fire Risk During Processing Of Sugar

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Problem

Highly charged sugar particles falling freely through the air can cause the following problems:

  • Contamination of the filling area by highly charged sugar dust
  • Painful static shocks to operators
  • Attraction of other particles to the charged sugar causing contamination
  • Static discharge in a potentially hazardous area. Sugar refineries are renowned as potential dust explosion hotspots.

Solution

Position a Model 935EX Hazardous Area blower above the filling station. This will prevent the build up of static charges and thus solves the problems outlined above.

NOTE: EX POWER UNITS AND AIR SUPPLY FANS MUST BE SITUATED OUTSIDE THE HAZARDOUS AREA.

Model 935EX Blowers are designed and certified for use in hazardous areas (Zones I and II). BASEEFA Certification to EXs IIA T6 (SFA3009:1985).

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