Sigma-HSE News

New Website Test Definition Pages

Following recent updates to our website we would like to introduce three of 15 new test pages with information on the process of each test and associated data.

Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE)
The minimum ignition energy (MIE) test is conducted to determine the lowest spark energy that will ignite a powder when dispersed in air, as a dust cloud.

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Minimum Ignition Temperature (MIT)
The Minimum Ignition Temperature (MIT) test is conducted to determine the lowest temperature at which a hot surface will ignite a powder when dispersed in air, as a dust cloud.

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Layer Ignition Temperature (LIT)
The Layer Ignition Temperature (LIT) test is conducted to determine the lowest temperature at which a hot surface will ignite a powder when settled as a dust layer.

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Avoidance of Ignition Sources as a Basis of Safety, is often used for processes such as charging vessels from sacks, IBC’s or FIBC’s, pneumatic conveying, milling and tabletting operations to name a few. Many materials, that can create a flammable atmosphere, are found to be insensitive to ignition and therefore it is easy, practical and cost affective to ensure an ignition source capable of initiating a reaction, is not present. Call our Technical Support Team on +44 (0)1962 840570 or visit our dedicated website page