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Bioethanol Hazards Flammability of Ethanol Corn Dust Fires & Explosion This material was produced under grant SH-19479-09-60-F-36 from the Occupational.

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1 Bioethanol Hazards Flammability of Ethanol Corn Dust Fires & Explosion This material was produced under grant SH F-36 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

2 Flashpoint of Ethanol 55 °F

3 Ethanol MSDS Warnings 3 0 1

4 What-If Questions for Ethanol Flammability 1.What if a spill of ethanol solution occurs? 2.What if a fire is ignited with ethanol? What fire fighting agents should I use? 3.What if the local fire department is called to fight a fire at my facility? Have they visited my plant to become familiar with the facility? What supply of alcohol resistant foam do they have in stock?

5 Partial Ethanol Checklist 1.Are all ethanol vessels properly grounded? 2.Are vessels into which ethanol is transferred properly bonded and grounded? 3.Are all ethanol storage tanks inerted with N2? 4.Are all ethanol pumps and piping properly grounded?

6 Corn Dust Explosion Potential

7 Avoid static sparks

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