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The Health Hazards of Combustible Dust

17 Jul Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Health Hazards of Combustible Dust
The Health Hazards of Combustible Dust

Exploding dust, in the case of “combustible dust,” is not trick powder for boys with nothing to do. In fact, it is quite dangerous and requires professional treatment for successful removal. “Dust” refers to more than fragmented or powdered earth. Any finely divided material can be classified as dust. When that material is combustible in its original form, it stays combustible when ground into dust. At other times, materials that are not as combustible in larger pieces, i.e. iron and aluminum, can be more combustible in dust form.

Combustible Dust Control

Dust explosions take place when a dust cloud forms in an enclosed area. If the dust is ignited, there will be an explosion, at times causing destruction of a plant, serious injury and even death. Anyone seeking to rid his or her plant of accumulated dust must employ industrial vacuums or specialized air cleaners. The idea of ridding the air of combustible dust particles with industrial vacuums was introduced in the 1920s. Since then, plant owners have used specialized air cleaners and industrial vacuums as a means of keeping their employees safe and building structures in good shape.

The Ryvac Engineering team develops industrial vacuums and air cleaners. Performing dust control with Ryvac equipment has proven consistently safe and reliable for dozens of companies in different industries. Contact us for information on the right dust control system for your plant or building.