Combustible Dust Remediation

Combustible Dust Creates Hazardous Location Categories

Hazardous Location Categories For Combustible Dust

Even though OSHA and the NFPA have regulations and requirements for handling combustible dust accumulations many people aren’t even aware that the dust created in their facility is considered a fuel and creates a hazardous location categories.  This classification causes … Read More

what is the size of dust

What Is the Size of Dust?

When NFPA 654 defines combustible dust it is “any finely divided solid material that is 420 microns or smaller in diameter and presents a fire explosion hazard when dispersed and ignited in air”. This makes sense on the surface, but … Read More

Industrial Dust Explosion Ignition Sources

The Surprising Sources Of Industrial Dust Explosions

Explosions from combustible dust have been an issue in manufacturing for hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until OSHA began investigating industrial dust explosions that the common causes of these explosions were discovered. The creation of the Combustible Dust National … Read More