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Avoiding Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards

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

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...
The Hidden Dangers Of Combustible Dust

The Hidden Dangers Of Combustible Dust

The average person is completely unaware that dusts from common everyday materials, like coffee creamer for example, are explosive when exposed to sparks or flames. Other common materials that are explosive are: grains, sugar, metals, plastics, coal, and corn – just...