BS EN 15188:2007 - Determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

BS EN 15188:2007

Determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

Status : Work in hand, Current   Published : July 2008



This European Standard specifies analysis and evaluation procedures for determining self-ignition temperatures (TSI) of combustible dusts or granular materials as a function of volume by hot storage experiments in ovens of constant temperature. The specified test method is applicable to any solid material for which the linear correlation of lg (V/A) versus the reciprocal self-ignition temperature 1/TSI (with TSI in K) holds (i.e. not limited to only oxidatively unstable materials). This European Standard is not applicable to the ignition of dust layers or bulk solids under aerated conditions (e.g. as in fluid bed dryer). This European Standard shall not be applied to dusts like recognised explosives that do not require atmospheric oxygen for combustion, nor to pyrophoric materials. NOTE Because of regulatory and safety reasons "recognised explosives" are not in the scope of this European Standard. In spite of that, substances which undergo thermal decomposition reactions and which are not "recognised explosives" but behave very similarly to self-ignition processes when they decompose are in the scope. If there are any doubts as to whether the dust is an explosive or not, experts should be consulted.

Standard NumberBS EN 15188:2007
TitleDetermination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations
StatusWork in hand, Current
Publication Date31 July 2008
Confirm Date05 June 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13478:2001, 94/9/EC
International RelationshipsEN 15188:2007
Draft Superseded By05/19976635 DC
DescriptorsIgnition, Dust explosions, Mathematical calculations, Particulate materials, Dust fires, Fire risks, Dust, Test equipment, Flammable materials, Shape, Chemical reactions, Bulk materials, Temperature measurement
Title in FrenchDétermination de l'aptitude à l'auto-inflammation des accumulations de poussières
Title in GermanBestimmung des Selbstentzündungsverhaltens von Staubschüttungen
ISBN978 0 580 55237 3
File Size602 KB

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