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Avoiding a Combustible Dust Explosion

Avoiding a Combustible Dust Explosion

Almost all manufacturing facilities perform some level of maintenance and cleaning routines to provide a clean and safe work environment for their employees. But did you know that a frequently overlooked cleaning routine is the removal of combustible dust?...

How Do Dust Explosions Happen

If you’re like most people, when you think of the dust at your job you’re thinking about how you can avoid getting sick from breathing it in.  It’s not likely you’re thinking that you could show up for work and lose your life in a dust explosion.  But you could.  In...

Avoiding Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards

The first step in avoiding a combustible dust explosion in your facility is to realize that any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form…a.k.a. Dust. Dust can explode when three things happen. When it’s suspended in the air When it’s in the...

Combustible Dust: Sugar Can Be Explosive

Last year in December when a combustible dust explosion at Perfetti Van Melle, the candy manufacturer of AirHeads, shook the sugar silos it was a sober reminder to manufacturers everywhere that they must remain diligent about mitigating the dangers of combustible dust...