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Explosion and fire in a felt preparation workshop

This review of an explosion, followed by a fire, in a felt preparation unit offers practical suggestions for risk mitigation in a number of similar manufacturing scenarios.

A rapid emergency response by the fire department, combined with effective activation of sprinklers, reduced the loss. However, actions to reduce the risk of dust explosion (such as the installation of improved dust filters) and other safety measures are reviewed in this case study.