Accession Number:

ADB270510

Title:

Explosibility of Metal Powders

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF MINES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Data obtained in the Bureaus study of dust explosions of 313 elemental metals, alloys, catalysts, and ores comprising 54 types of material are summarized. Information is given on ignition temperature, spark energy for ignition, minimum explosion concentration, explosion pressure, rate of pressure rise, and in some instances, the admixed inert dust and oxygen concentration in an atmosphere required to prevent ignition of dust dispersions. The effects of particle diameter on explosibility and pyrophoricity are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE