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August 1, 2011

Preventing Self-Heating and Ignition in Drying Operations

Incident investigation reveals that the most common root cause is lack of understanding

Pieter Zeeuwen and Vahid Ebadat Chilworth Global

Many solid materials can exhibit self-heating, which — if unchecked — can progress to a fire or even explosion. And even if the situation does not get that far, it is likely to affect the output of the process, in terms of product quality...

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