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Yes, cement dust in the presence of a source of ignition carries a potential
explosion hazard if the concentration in the air is too high. Flammability
varies with the type of cement. Check on the MSDS (Material Safety Data
Sheet) for the cement you intend to stock at the distribution terminal for
more details. You can obtain this MSDS from the cement
manufacturer/distributors. Good housekeeping procedures are required to
minimize this potential hazard.

Engr. I. A. Ayeni, MNSE, MNIOB, MNIStructE, COREN & CORBON Registered
Escravos Construction Unit,
Facilities Engineering Division,
Chevron Nigeria Limited
P. O. Box 12825,
e-mail: iaay(--nospam--at)

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Ken Peoples [SMTP:kspeoples(--nospam--at)]
	Sent:	Friday, March 16, 2001 5:21 PM
	To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
	Subject:	cement dust explosion hazard

	Would any of you be able to fax me anything saying one way or
another whether cement dust is considered an explosion hazard?  We have a
cement distribution terminal that we have designed and the local fire code
official is questioning this.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

	Ken Peoples

	Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
	Lehigh Valley Technical Associates
	1584 Weaversville Road
	Northampton, PA 18067-9039
	ph: 610-262-6345
	fax: 610-262-8188
	e-mail: kpeoples(--nospam--at)

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