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.