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Combustible Dust: 101 Things You Didn’t Know Could Explode

As a child you may have feared things that went bump in the night, but has you grew older you learned there was nothing to really be afraid of. You’re all grown up now and we really hate to be the bearer of bad news but there really are things that could go boom in your factory or plant that you should have a healthy fear of.combustible-dust-explosion-boom

Here’s a list of 101 things that OSHA says if your company or firm processes there is potential for a “Combustible Dust” explosion.

Agricultural Products

  1. Egg White
  2. Powdered Milk
  3. Milk, non-fat dry
  4. Soy flour
  5. Starch, corn
  6. Starch, rice
  7. Starch, wheat
  8. Sugar
  9. Sugar, milk
  10. Sugar, beet
  11. Tapioca
  12. Whey
  13. Wood flour

Agricultural Dust

  1. Alfalfa
  2. Apple
  3. Beet Root
  4. Carrageen
  5. Carrot
  6. Cocoa bean dust
  7. Cocoa powder
  8. Coconut shell dust
  9. Coffee dust
  10. Corn meal
  11. Cornstarch
  12. Cotton
  13. Cottonseed
  14. Garlic powder
  15. Gluten
  16. Grass dust
  17. Green coffee
  18. Hops (malted)
  19. Lemon peel dust
  20. Lemon pulp
  21. Linseed
  22. Locust been gum
  23. Malt
  24. Oat flour
  25. Oat grain dust
  26. Olive pellets
  27. Onion powder
  28. Parsley (dehydrated)
  29. Peach
  30. Peanut meal and skins
  31. Peat
  32. Potato
  33. Potato flour
  34. Potato starch
  35. Raw yucca seed dust
  36. Rice dust
  37. Rice flour
  38. Rice starch
  39. Rye flour
  40. Semolina
  41. Soybean dust
  42. Spice dust
  43. Spice powder
  44. Sugar (10x)
  45. Sunflower
  46. Sunflower seed dust
  47. Tea
  48. Tobacco blend
  49. Tomato
  50. Walnut dust
  51. Wheat flour
  52. Wheat grain dust
  53. Wheat starch
  54. Xanthan gum

Carbonaceous Dust

  1. Charcoal, activated
  2. Charcoal, wood
  3. Coal, bituminous
  4. Coke, petroleum
  5. Lampblack
  6. Lignite
  7. Peat, 22% H2O
  8. Soot, pine
  9. Cellulose
  10. Cellulose, pulp
  11. Cork
  12. Corn

Chemical Dust

  1. Adipic acid
  2. Anthraquinone
  3. Ascorbic acid
  4. Calcium acetate
  5. Calcium stearate
  6. Carboxy-methylcellulose
  7. Dextrin
  8. Lactose
  9. Lead stearate
  10. Methyl-cellulose
  11. Paraformaldehyde
  12. Sodium ascorbate
  13. Sodium stearate
  14. Sulfur

Metal Dust

  1. Aluminum
  2. Bronze
  3. Iron carbonyl
  4. Magnesium
  5. Zinc

Plastic Dust

  1. (poly) Acrylamide
  2. (poly) Acrylonitrile
  3. (poly) Ethylene
    1. (low-pressure process)
  4. Epoxy resin
  5. Melamine resin
  6. Melamine, molded (phenol-cellulose)
  7. Melamine, molded (wood flour and mineral filled phenol-formaldehyde)
  8. (poly) Methyl acrylate
  9. (poly) Methyl acrylate emulsion polymer
  10. Phenolic resin
  11. Urea-formaldehyde/cellulose, molded
  12. (poly) Vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymer
  13. (poly) Vinyl alcohol
  14. (poly) Vinyl butyral
  15. (poly) Vinyl chloride/ethylene/vinyl acetylene suspension copolymer
  16. (poly) Vinyl chloride / vinyl acetylene emulsion copolymer