ASTM E1248 - 90(2017)

    Standard Practice for Shredder Explosion Protection

    Active Standard ASTM E1248 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Shredder explosions have occurred in most refuse processing plants with shredding facilities. Lessons learned in these incidents have been incorporated into this practice along with results of relevant test programs and general industrial explosion protection recommended practices. Recommendations in this practice cover explosion protection aspects of the design and operation of shredding facilities and equipment used therein.

    4.2 This practice is not intended to be a substitute for an operating manual or a detailed set of design specifications. Rather, it represents general principles and guidelines to be addressed in detail in generating the operating manual and design specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers general recommended design features and operating practices for shredder explosion protection in resource recovery plants and other refuse processing facilities.

    1.2 Hammermills and other types of size reduction equipment (collectively termed shredders) are employed at many facilities that mechanically process solid wastes for resource recovery. Flammable or explosive materials (for example, gases, vapors, powders, and commercial and military explosives) may be present in the as-received waste stream. There is potential for these materials to be released, dispersed, and ignited within or near a shredder. Therefore, explosion prevention and damage amelioration provisions are required.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    National Fire Protection Association Standards

    National Electrical Code

    NFPA497A Classification of Class I Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas

    NFPA68 Guide for Explosion Venting


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.230 (Explosion protection)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77110000(Environmental protection)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1248-90R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1248-90(2017), Standard Practice for Shredder Explosion Protection, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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