Can Food Explode? – Explosion Protection for Muesli Bars

08/01/2017

Can Food Explode? – Explosion Protection for Muesli Bars

When eating a muesli bar, one doesn't normally think of explosions - And yet, the f&b industry is full of explosion hazards. The result is both safe and tasty... When eating a muesli bar, one doesn’t normally think of explosions. And yet the manufacturing process of a muesli bar does indeed pose such a hazard. Whenever its components—especially oatmeal—are transported, they produce dust as a side effect. All the ingredients are surrounded by oxygen during production. So when there is a source of ignition, such as a mechanical spark, then all the conditions are in place for an explosion. The route that is taken by a grain of oatmeal in the production of muesli must not be underestimated. It dashes through the pipe system at high speed. Dust allergies pose to be a hindrance as dust can be found almost everywhere in this production process. For safety and hygiene reasons, therefore, the dust is removed in a suction process.

 
Original link: http://www.process-worldwide.com/can-food-explode-explosion-protection-for-muesli-bars-a-475280/ 
 
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