Dust Explosions and Flash Fires continue to occur in many manufacturing operations where combustible particulate solids are produced, handled and/or stored. These events have led to serious injuries, equipment damage, loss of production, and regulatory citations.
Manufacturers in the Food & Beverage (including grain handling), Pharmaceutical, Metal Fabrication, Additive Manufacturing and Chemical Process Industries are particularly susceptible to combustible dust flash fires and explosions. Unfortunately, many manufacturers have not performed critical explosibility testing to determine: (1.) if their dusts are combustible, and (2.) how reactive the dusts are.
With the looming September 7, 2020 deadline for combustible dust producing and processing facilities to a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) for new and existing process, it is extremely important know and understand what makes a dust explosive.
Join us for Dust Hazards 101: What Makes a Dust Explosive. During this informative presentation, we will discuss:
Dust chemistry, including moisture
How particulate characteristics and properties affect hazards
Particle size distribution
Particle shape characteristics
What you need to do as a dust producer and processor to better understand the hazards associated with your dusts.