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Antistatic protective garments – requirements and test methods

Antistatic protective garments – requirements and test methods WRÓBLEWSKA M., MAZIK A.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2015, 69, 4, 237–240 This paper presents requirements of antistatic protective garments and gives the current criteria of protection against static electricity for: clothes, gloves and shoes used in explosive atmospheres and in the electronics industry. Test methods of finished products and materials used for antistatic protective garments, in accordance with the normative documents has been listed in this paper. Keywords: protective garments, protection against static electricity, explosive atmosphere Read more in pdf pdf-icon...
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Standard explosion risk assessment in food-processing branch

Standard explosion risk assessment in food-processing branch PIOTROWSKI T.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2015, 69, 4, 225–236 Hazard identification and explosion risk level assessment results have been presented for food-processing technology. The assessment has been done at one of domestic chocolate products factories as an example. For this purpose the assessment methods and a standard specification have been used. Both of them elaborated in the frames of research-development project No. VI.B.12 entitled “Elaboration of standardized explosion protection documents for small and medium industrial plants being in danger of explosive atmospheres occurrence.” The received results showed low risk levels on the evaluated work places which testifies a high safety level of technologies operated in the factory. Keywords: directive ATEX 137, explosion hazard, explosive atmosphere, explosion protection document (EPD) Read more in pdf pdf-icon...
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How to prepare an explosion protection document

How to prepare an explosion protection document.

Piotrowski T., Domański W. Please cite as: CHEMIK 2012, 66, 1, 31-40 This paper presents a method of preparing an explosion protection document (EPD). This document is required by directive ATEX 137 and the decree of the Minister of Economy implementing this directive into Polish law. A three-part structure of the EPD is proposed: part 1 ?General information?, which includes statements and deadlines relating to the EPD; part 2 ?Detailed information?, which includes an assessment of the hazard and risk of explosion and ways of preventing and protecting against the effect of an explosion; part 3 ?Information and supplementary documents?, which includes lists of reports, certificates, confirmations, procedures, etc. A correct assessment of the risk of explosion is the basis of a well-prepared EPD. This paper presents a diagram of a sequence of events that can lead to an explosion. An algorithm for emergency scenarios that result in an explosion at the workplace was worked out on the basis of this diagram. The algorithm was supplemented with...
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