Chapter 8

Malt Milling

Malt Milling Safety

Grain handling systems should be well-ventilated to prevent the possibility of a grain-dust explosion. A tiny spark created by the metal rollers hitting a stone or staple in the malt can be enough to ignite an explosion. For this reason, grain cleaners are necessary. Grain rooms should be well-ventilated and clean to keep the concentration of dust to a minimum. Electrical outlets, switches, and motors should be dust proof to minimize the chance of a grain explosion. Also, dust arising from malt handling and processing is an important hazard in breweries because of its long-term effects upon the mucous membranes when inhaled.

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