In this case study Fauske & Associates, LLC, world leader in chemical and nuclear process safety, highlights a deflagration incident (explosion) that occurred during the cleaning procedure of a pan coater. The device was used in an encapsulation process in which a latex coating was spray-applied intermittently to small beads of an oxidizing chemical.

This case study describes the incident and investigation including:

  • Test results and analysis
  • A process hazard evaluation (PHA)
  • Benefits of process safety management (PSM) systems
  • Best practices for fire and explosion protection due to combustible dust
An Explosion Accident Case Review and Investigation (PSM)