Explosibility of Biomass and Torrefied Biomass Powders: Determination of Minimum Explosible Concentrations

C. Huéscar, H. Sattar, H.N. Phylaktou, G.E. Andrew & B.M. Gibbs
Biomass powders in both raw and thermally treated (torrefied) form are used in 100% biomass power plants or in coal co-firing plants for power generation. They pose fire and explosion risks during storage, handling, processing and combustion, and therefore their explosibility characteristics need to be assessed for the design of safe systems and operations. Fibrous woody biomass powders cannot be characterised for explosibility through the standard methods, which has led to scarcity of reliable data...