Many manufacturing operations process combustible raw materials like agricultural products, chemicals, light metals, and wood. Processing materials in those categories, from grains, sugar, and spices, to paper, charcoal or cotton, will generate combustible dust as a byproduct.
Combustible dust, or explosive dust, is defined by as “a solid material, composed of distinct particles or pieces, regardless of size, shape, or chemical composition, which presents a fire or deflagration hazard when. suspended in air or some other oxidizing medium.” Virtually any material can be combustible dust if it contains a sufficient concentration of small enough particles (under 500 microns) suspended in the air or dispersed in a dust cloud that can burn rapidly, causing an explosion or flash fire.
If you think you may have combustible dust, it’s critical that you consult with a third-party agency to test the dust and determine its combustible classification. If it proves to be combustible, then we will provide you with the best filtration system to protect you from explosion and keep your workplace safe.