Dust explosions in an experimental test silo: Influence of length/diameter ratio on vent area sizes

  1. Tascón, A. 1
  2. Ramírez-Gómez, Á. 2
  3. Aguado, P.J. 3
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/0553yr311

  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/03n6nwv02

  3. 3 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02tzt0b78

Biosystems Engineering

ISSN: 1537-5110

Any de publicació: 2016

Volum: 148

Pàgines: 18-33

Tipus: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.BIOSYSTEMSENG.2016.04.014 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84969217086 WoS: WOS:000380626800003 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Altres publicacions en: Biosystems Engineering


Cites rebudes

  • Cites en Scopus: 28 (18-01-2024)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 27 (29-10-2023)
  • Cites en Dimensions: 29 (06-01-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Any 2016
  • Factor d'impacte de la revista: 2.044
  • Factor d'impacte sense autocites: 1.747
  • Article influence score: 0.477
  • Quartil major: Q1
  • Àrea: AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 8/56 (Edició: SCIE)
  • Àrea: AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING Quartil: Q2 Posició en l'àrea: 4/14 (Edició: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Any 2016
  • Impacte SJR de la revista: 0.722
  • Quartil major: Q1
  • Àrea: Food Science Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 68/342
  • Àrea: Agronomy and Crop Science Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 76/366
  • Àrea: Animal Science and Zoology Quartil: Q1 Posició en l'àrea: 82/451
  • Àrea: Soil Science Quartil: Q2 Posició en l'àrea: 39/147
  • Àrea: Control and Systems Engineering Quartil: Q2 Posició en l'àrea: 70/965

Scopus CiteScore

  • Any 2016
  • CiteScore de la revista: 4.3
  • Àrea: Animal Science and Zoology Percentil: 93
  • Àrea: Agronomy and Crop Science Percentil: 87
  • Àrea: Food Science Percentil: 86
  • Àrea: Soil Science Percentil: 81
  • Àrea: Control and Systems Engineering Percentil: 76


(Dades actualitzats a data de 06-01-2024)
  • Cites totals: 29
  • Cites recents (2 anys): 9
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 3.37


Vented dust explosion tests have been conducted in an experimental test silo in order to analyse the effect of the length/diameter ratio (L/D). The modular design of the silo permitted the assembling of four different vessels with different geometries. The tests were carried out with wheat flour and maize starch, using three different vent area sizes. The silo was equipped with instrumentation which recorded the pressure generated by the explosion at various points in the silo, as well as the instant when the vent panel opened. The length/diameter ratio has been included in the empirical correlations currently employed in standards EN 14491 and NFPA 68 for calculating the size of vents. However, there are marked differences between the two standards when applied to certain situations, in part due to a different vent area correction for slenderness. The results obtained in this experimental test programme were compared with the standards, and indicated the advisability of applying an increase in vent area in elongated vessels when L/D > 1, as stated in EN 14491. However, this same standard appears to apply an excessively severe correction in some situations. © 2016 IAgrE.