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Dust Combustibility and How to Avoid It

04 Nov Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dust Combustibility and How to Avoid It
Dust Combustibility and How to Avoid It

It was back in 1999 that an explosion and fire in Massachusetts related to organic dust at a foundry really caught people’s attention.  It was followed by a 3 organic dust explosions in 2003 that killed several and blew buildings apart. Of course all of this was preceded by multiple grainery explosions in the 1970s.

OSHA has determined that such dust combustibility can happen when three things are in place. The three include combustible dust (the fuel), an ignition source or heat, and of course oxygen.

These circumstances are frightfully common in today’s industrial plants. It may be time to look around your plant.

Dust collectors can serve as a major deterrent to such accidents. Industrial vacuum systems can greatly minimize the dangers involved with dust in the workplace, including the potential for severe explosions.

Contact us for details on how we can help you improve the safety of your facility. Ryvac Engineering serves the entire country from its facilities in Pomona, California.