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Study Data from M. Abuswer et al Provide New Insights into Manufacturing

February 25, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Manufacturing are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Fredericton, Canada, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The current research provides guidance on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosion using a Quantitative Risk Management Framework (QRMF). Using concepts drawn from previous studies, the framework consists of three main steps: (i) a new combined safety management protocol, (ii) the use of DESC (Dust Explosion Simulation Code) and FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) to assess explosion consequences and likelihood, respectively, and (iii) application of the hierarchy of controls (inherent, engineered and procedural safety)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "QRMF assessment of an industrial case study showed that the original process was at high risk. DESC simulations and Probit equations determined the destructive percentages. FTAs revealed high probabilities of explosion occurrence; in addition, detailed individual and societal risks calculations were made, before and after the framework was applied."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Based on the hierarchy of controls technique, the framework showed significant risk reduction to the point where the residual risk was acceptable for the process."

For more information on this research see: An optimal level of dust explosion risk management: Framework and application. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2013;26(6):1530-1541. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/30444)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Abuswer, Profess Loss Control, Fredericton, NB, Canada. Additional authors for this research include P. Amyotte, F. Khan and L. Morrison.

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Manufacturing, North and Central America

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