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Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

Hi Everyone,

Where can I find the design blast load for grain storage for a brewery? I have found information on blast loads due to terrorism, but not grain dust.


Eric McDonald, PE
McDonald Structural Engineering, PLLC

RE: Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

I would think the design considerations would be similar, with the main exception that grain dust explosions can yield secondary explosions when loose material is shaken loose by the primary explosion. Technical references are available for velocity/pressure.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

You might poke around Factory Mutual's public guide, Prevention and Mitigation of Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire, FM 7-76, April 2013, available here,

It might yield a search term that could point you in the right direction.

RE: Blast load for grain storage of beer brewery

Go to the NFPA standards.. There are several that apply and give good guidance when designing for dust explosions. R

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