dust explosion Articles

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • How a wet dust collector can prevent a violent explosion (and more!)

    Explosive dust is a major concern among metal finishing operations, and recent changes in the National Fire Protection Association regulations have made compliance more difficult. Metalwork grinding and sanding produces a fine metallic dust that, even after being filtered from the air, can smolder, catch fire, or even explode violently if it’s exposed to a spark. Aluminum, lithim, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • Combustible Dust: It Doesn’t Take Much

    A dust accumulation of 1/32 of an inch deep—about the thickness of a dime—covering just five percent of a room’s surface area doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to cause a catastrophic explosion, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although good engineering and safety practices to prevent dust explosions have existed for decades, there ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Uni-wash wet dust collectors reduce industrial dust hazards

    Metal dust — it can be a fabricator’s worst nightmare. In particular, the combination of dry aluminum dust and steel dust is literally a disaster waiting to happen. The National Fire Protection Association has a list of metal dusts and the specific PPM that the air can hold of each before the serious risk of an explosion arises. As a worksite approaches the PPM safety limits of one or ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How an Industrial Dust Collector Fixes Sawdust Problems

    Saw dust and wood dust are potential problems in all woodworking settings. Woodworking environments will always have wood and wood dust shavings, which can lead to many health and fire dangers. What Is Wood Dust? Wood dust is categorized as a particulate airborne pollutant. A precious tool like ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Horween Leather: Whirl / Wet Dust Collector Combines a High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs.

    For leather fines and other lightweight, porous materials, dry collection has been thought to be preferable to wet because of the material’s buoyancy. Horween Leather Company challenged that assumption. Originally, two baghouse systems collected particulate, but problems arose with each baghouse. First, cold winter dryness caused high levels of static electricity. Resultant sparks in the ducts ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Here’s What I Know About Dust Collection Booths

    If there is too much dust in the workplace, it can cause many problems and the most serious is the short and long term health problems. Not only does dust make the place all messy and dusty, but also means you and your employees are breathing in harmful particles. The problems usually start off by allergic reactions and can turn into major respiratory problems. Also, a large amount of dust at ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Air Powered Combustible Dust Vacuums More Economical and More Powerful than Electric Counterparts

    Compressed air vacs have significantly lower upfront cost and lower yearly maintenance costs that quickly surpass the expense of compressed air production. There is a prevailing perception in the industrial world, attributable to the higher costs associated with producing compressed air, that air powered explosion proof vacuums cost more to operate. According to David Kennedy, General Manager of ...


    By AirSys Technologies, Inc.

  • Dangers of nanotechnology: potential fire concerns and safety frameworks

    The benefits of engineering of functional systems at the nanometre-scale as one of the key technologies of the 21st century almost always imply grave risks. The increasing speed of nanotechnology commercialisation and development has apparently outstripped the study of health and safety data. A potential hazard of nanopowders that appears to have received little attention so far is their ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Classifying Hazardous Areas

    The IEC is composed of approximately 40 countries including the United States. The purpose of the IEC is to establish standards for a wide variety of electrical products with the intent of encouraging international trade. The IEC has assigned a technical committee, TC 31, to develop recommendations covering equipment, testing procedures and classification standards for areas where the potential ...

  • Air Pressure Monitoring for a Chemical Fume Hood

    CAS DataLoggers recently provided the pressure and temperature datalogging solution to a manufacturer using a chemical fume hood to protect workers by containing vapors, dusts, gases, and fumes, and then expelling them as air flowed into the hood from the front (open) side of the cabinet and then out via the ducted hood exhaust system. Designed for 2 operators, the fume hood had a Fiberglas ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Biosolids Heat Drying: Safety in Design and Owner Operation

    ABSTRACTInterest continues to grow in heat drying as a means of processing biosolids into an aesthetically pleasing product form with multiple use opportunities, while also achieving a significant reduction in both volume and weight of biosolids for off-site hauling. As the number of heat drying installations increase, so too do reports of safety incidents—an indication that Owners and facility ...

  • INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS

    INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS DX99 FlexPower nodes from Banner Engineering are available in metal housing for gas and dust atmospheres A series of intrinsically safe wireless communication nodes certified for worldwide use in explosive gas or dust atmospheres is available from Banner Engineering. The nodes interface ...


    By Banner Engineering Corp.

  • Hi Newsletter Volume.1 Issue.2

    Headlining October / November 2010: 1- Petro Chemicals Continued….. - Processed Raw Materials for Resin Production, a Dust Explosive Risk 2- Rules should be Observed When Designing a Plant: - The Equipment and ...


    By Hammam Industries & Co.

  • Manufacturing facility cleaning case study

    The Challenge A large Industrial manufacturing facility found that their process used to perform the necessary tasks was creating an undesirable accumulation of heavy metals dust throughout the entire plant. Not only was this a potential health risk to the plant workers, there was a structural and safety problem because the dust could spark and cause a fire or explosion. ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

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