Risk analysis of the flammability of the colour dust (Holi powder)

Amez Arenillas, Isabel and García Torrent, Javier and Castells Somoza, Blanca and Medic Pejic, Ljiljana (2019). Risk analysis of the flammability of the colour dust (Holi powder). In: "SMEITS PROCESING'19 (32. MEĐUNARODNI KONGRES O PROCESNOJ INDUSTRIJI)", 30-31 Mayo 2019, Belgrado, Serbia. pp. 75-81.

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Title: Risk analysis of the flammability of the colour dust (Holi powder)
Author/s:
  • Amez Arenillas, Isabel
  • García Torrent, Javier
  • Castells Somoza, Blanca
  • Medic Pejic, Ljiljana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: SMEITS PROCESING'19 (32. MEĐUNARODNI KONGRES O PROCESNOJ INDUSTRIJI)
Event Dates: 30-31 Mayo 2019
Event Location: Belgrado, Serbia
Title of Book: SMEITS PROCESING'19 (32. MEĐUNARODNI KONGRES O PROCESNOJ INDUSTRIJI)
Date: 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Industrial safety; dust explosions; explosive atmospheres; flammability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The use of Holi dust (colour dust) is extensive around the world since the popularity of the parties and events with this kind of show is increasing considerably. Despite the fact of its extensive use, its highly flammable nature is poorly known. Currently, some serious accidents related to the Holi dust have been registered. The organic nature of these Holi dust implies a significant increase in the probability to form an explosive atmosphere. Moreover, it is important to take into account the effects on the flammability of the additives and the colourings existing in the Holi dust. To verify the risks regarding the use of the Holi dust in the current society, a previous series of tests has been carried out to evaluate the flammability of the dust. To this end, six different manufacturers of Holi dust have been selected in order to demonstrate the highly flammable nature of the Holi dust. The results of the tests are used to carry out a risk analysis to compare the products from different manufacturers. The risk analysis shows that five of the six kinds of Holi dust are highly flammable, being only one of them almost risk-free. This data intends to raise awareness of the correct safety measures that must be applied in this kind of events to ensure a safe environment.

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Item ID: 63205
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63205/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63205
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 Aug 2020 13:48
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 13:48
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