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

Ano de publicación: 2016

Volume: 148

Páxinas: 18-33

Tipo: Artigo

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

Outras publicacións en: Biosystems Engineering


Citas recibidas

  • Citas en Scopus: 28 (24-02-2024)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 27 (29-10-2023)
  • Citas en Dimensions: 29 (06-01-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Ano 2016
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 2.044
  • Factor de impacto sen autocitas: 1.747
  • Article influence score: 0.477
  • Cuartil maior: Q1
  • Área: AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 8/56 (Edición: SCIE)
  • Área: AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 4/14 (Edición: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2016
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.722
  • Cuartil maior: Q1
  • Área: Food Science Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 68/342
  • Área: Agronomy and Crop Science Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 76/366
  • Área: Animal Science and Zoology Cuartil: Q1 Posición na área: 82/451
  • Área: Soil Science Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 39/147
  • Área: Control and Systems Engineering Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 70/965

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2016
  • CiteScore da revista: 4.3
  • Área: Animal Science and Zoology Percentil: 93
  • Área: Agronomy and Crop Science Percentil: 87
  • Área: Food Science Percentil: 86
  • Área: Soil Science Percentil: 81
  • Área: Control and Systems Engineering Percentil: 76


(Datos actualizados na data de 06-01-2024)
  • Total de citas: 29
  • Citas recentes (2 anos): 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.