Combustible Dust

Hughes Environmental has performed combustible dust cleaning in a wide array of facilities throughout the United States and has dealt with many types of combustible dust. Keeping your facility clean and free of dust hazards can help you keep your workplace safe, and help avoid regulatory fines.

Is your dust combustible?

Wood and Sawdust
Plastics and Rubbers
Coal and other Fossil Fuels
Sugars, Grains and Food
Paper
Textiles
Metals
Chemicals

FAQs about combustible dust ⇢

 

Hughes Environmental uses explosion proof vacuums for combustible dust cleaning
Safety Equipment
For the safety of our customers and our technicians, we use equipment approved for combustible dust cleaning, such as intrinsically safe vacuums and grounded hoses. Contact vacuuming with this type of equipment lessens the risk of a dust explosion during the cleaning process. The filtration system of the vacuums is grounded to provide a spark-free operation.
Safety Gear
We also use proper PPE and our technicians are trained in OSHA’s 10- or 30-hour Safety, Aerial Lifts, Confined Spaces, First Aid, CPR, and Combustible Dust Safety and Awareness.

Using the wrong methods and equipment to clean combustible dust can be catastrophic. From protective clothing to vacuum hoses, we know that every piece of equipment counts when it comes to safety and compliance.

Safety when industrial cleaning is Hughes Environmental's top priority
Hughes Environmental has multiple awards and certifications for industrial cleaning practices
Qualifications
In OSHA’s Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, two of the most common citations were improper housekeeping, including combustible dust accumulation, and use of compressed air to blow down combustible dust. Hughes abides by standards set by the NFPA, NADCA, and OSHA when performing combustible dust cleaning.