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Feb 18, 2015 Electrostatic precipitators create potential ignition sources during normal operation, and have historically caused explosions within the refining industry. At the Torrance refinery, require a siting risk analysis be performed of the FCC unit electrostatic precipitator and implement appropriate safeguards to minimize the consequences of an

  • Monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion hazards at
    Monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion hazards at

    The paper deals with the continuous monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion hazards that can occur at the inlet to electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) when highly charged dust particles are

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  • U.S. Chemical Safety Board Finds Multiple Safety
    U.S. Chemical Safety Board Finds Multiple Safety

    At ExxonMobil, two workers were injured when an explosion occurred in the refinery’s electrostatic precipitator, or ESP, which is a piece equipment used to control air pollution. Due to a series of events that unfolded over several days, hydrocarbons accumulated inside the ESP

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  • Case Studies details - Baker & O'Brien, Inc
    Case Studies details - Baker & O'Brien, Inc

    Electrostatic Precipitator Sparks Cement Plant Explosion Insurance Claim, North America. April 1, 2016. A large cement production plant experienced an explosion that caused significant damage to the facility’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP), which is designed to remove dust particles from the plant’s flue gas before it is released through

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  • DETAILS OF INTERESTING CLAIM - IMIA
    DETAILS OF INTERESTING CLAIM - IMIA

    The explosion totally destroyed the 20-m-high electrostatic precipitator weighing 150 t. However, the boiler itself was only slightly damaged by the ensuing blast wave thanks to the lifting of the safety valve, which had a positive effect. After contacting the manufacturer, the time required for the procurement of a new precipitator

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  • Review DRAFT B.2 ELECTROSTATIC
    Review DRAFT B.2 ELECTROSTATIC

    B.2 ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS 4/02 B-13 B.2 ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS1,2,7,8,9,22,23 B.2.1 Background Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) use electrical energy to remove PM from exhaust gas streams. As the exhaust stream enters an ESP, PM in the gas encounters negatively charged ions, which apply a charge to the particles

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  • Protecting your fly ash recovery system from dust
    Protecting your fly ash recovery system from dust

    electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The details of how an ... explosion to occur, all five elements of the pentagon must be present — fuel, oxygen, ignition, dispersion, and confinement. ... dangerous because of the material’s propensity to become and remain airborne

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  • Uses of static electricity - Uses and dangers of static
    Uses of static electricity - Uses and dangers of static

    The electrostatic precipitator is the device used for this job. The flow chart outlines how an electrostatic precipitator works. Smoke particles pick up a negative charge

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  • Exxon Fined After Investigation of Explosion - Workers
    Exxon Fined After Investigation of Explosion - Workers

    Aug 18, 2015 The explosion injured four contracted workers and damaged equipment at the site as well as damaged the surrounding community as ash fell down onto nearby houses. It was caused by a hydrocarbon leak in the fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit that leaked into the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) and exploded

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  • CSB cites lack of safety management in final report on
    CSB cites lack of safety management in final report on

    May 04, 2017 Torrance, CA – A breakdown in safety management played a major role in the Torrance refinery explosion a little more than two years ago, the Chemical Safety Board stated in its final report released May 3. The explosion occurred Feb. 18, 2015, while workers were attempting to perform maintenance on equipment in the fluid catalytic cracking unit, a key piece in the refining process

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  • Which property of physical changes explains why matter is
    Which property of physical changes explains why matter is

    The dangers of static electricity include:-- sparks that can lead to explosion-- Damage to electronic equipment . ... the static electricity is applied in an electrostatic precipitator whereby they remove smoke from waste gases before they pass out of the chimneys in power stations that burn fossil fuels

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  • Electrostatic precipitator - Wikipedia
    Electrostatic precipitator - Wikipedia

    An electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is a filterless device that removes fine particles, like dust and smoke, from a flowing gas using the force of an induced electrostatic charge minimally impeding the flow of gases through the unit.. In contrast to wet scrubbers, which apply energy directly to the flowing fluid medium, an ESP applies energy only to the particulate matter being collected and

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  • Explain construction working electrostatic precipitator
    Explain construction working electrostatic precipitator

    Nov 22, 2021 Explain the principle construction and working of an electrostatic precipitator What are advantages disadvantages and applications of electrostatic precipitator? Enumerate the factors on which the collection efficiency of a cyclone depends. Give the merits and demerits of cyclone and its applications. Explain the mechanism or principle of working of scrubbers for particulate removal How

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  • Why There Could Be More Blasts Like 2015 ExxonMobil
    Why There Could Be More Blasts Like 2015 ExxonMobil

    May 31, 2016 The explosion resulted in the costliest disruption at a California refinery in the past 16 years, with motorists paying at least $2.4 billion in higher pump prices in the following six months. ... out through the leaking slide valve and eventually into the electrostatic precipitator (ESP), ... but there are significant dangers with facilities

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  • Monitoring of Electrostatic Fire and Explosion Hazards at
    Monitoring of Electrostatic Fire and Explosion Hazards at

    gases. The risk of ignition and even explosion is especially high in the presence of an explosive mix-ture of oxygen and, e.g., hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, etc. To avoid the danger of electrostatic discharges and their consequences for a whole installation including an electrostatic precipitator a

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  • Monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion
    Monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion

    The paper deals with the continuous monitoring of electrostatic fire and explosion hazards that can occur at the inlet to electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) when highly charged dust particles are transported by a gas carrier that can be the mixtures of both incombustible and combustible flue gases. The risk of ignition and even explosion is especially high in the presence of an explosive mixture of

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  • REDUCE THE RISK - Emerson
    REDUCE THE RISK - Emerson

    EXPLOSION RISKS The precipitator is a great benefit in reducing par-ticulate emissions, but problems with incomplete combustion can generate carbon monoxides (CO) in potentially dangerous levels. If CO reaches lower ex - plosive limits in the presence of oxygen, the high ener-gy applied in the precipitator plates can be a source of

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