Combustible Dust Collection

What is Combustible Dust

Metallic airborne dusts present a risk of fire or explosion in most metalworking and metal fabrication facilities. To be considered a “combustible dust”, airborne particulate must have a KST value higher than zero. The KST value is the deflagration of the dust, or the severity of a dust explosion and how quickly the explosion will propagate.

If you are unsure if the dust you are producing is hazardous, contact us right away for an evaluation.

Combustible Dust Hazards

Combustible dust that is not properly contained and safely removed presents significant risk to workers and organizations. Consider what a fire or explosion in your facility would mean. General risk include:

  • Worker injury or death
  • Indefinite business interruption
  • Loss of equipment & damage to property
  • Lasting environmental damage
  • Regulatory penalties

Applications at Risk

Processing or handling the materials below introduce an explicit risk of fire or explosion into the workplace:

METAL DUST: including – aluminum, magnesium, and titanium
PLASTIC DUST: including – polyethylene, acrylamide, and phenolic resin
CHEMICAL DUST: including – dextrose, lead stearate, and sulfur
CARBONACEOUS DUST: including – activated charcoal, lignite and cellulose
AGRICULTURAL DUST: including – coffee dust, sugar dust, cornstarch, flour
AGRO PRODUCTS: including – powdered milk, starch or wood flour

Industries at Risk

Combustible dust can accumulate anywhere in your facility without notice. These industries are considered “high-risk” for fire and explosion hazards due to combustible dust.

  • Metalworking
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food Processing
  • Woodworking
  • Coal Mining
  • Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Foundry
  • Rubber Processing

Safe Solutions for Combustible Dust

Diversitech is committed to designing and manufacturing safe and reliable collection equipment for combustible dust. Our innovative Wet Downdraft Tables and Wet Dust Collectors help our customers mitigate risk, while complying with all OSHA & NFPA regulatory guidelines.

Monsoon
Wet Downdraft Tables

MDD-3X4 Monsoon Wet Downdraft Table (Three Phase)

WX-Series
Wet Dust Collectors

WX-5000 Wet Dust Collector for Combustible Dust (Three Phase)

They trust us

« As a repeat customer, and owner of both wet and dry downdraft tables, we cannot say enough about the products, and the people at Diversitech…….both are a pleasure to work with! »

  • Combustible dust from deburring safely contained with wet downdraft tables
  • Solved excess dust from grinding and finishing steel parts
  • Reduced cycle time by allowing operators to deburr near the machining center

« The tables are now fully functioning! The students were on them yesterday, and the instructors were so impressed. One instructor even said that he’s “old school” and wasn’t sure about the downdrafts, but he was very impressed. »

  • Custom powder coated tables to match "Baton Rouge Red"
  • Delivered tables "on-time" to five separate campus locations
  • Nanofiber filter technolgy ensure students have a clean and safe learning environment

« We love the downdraft table and are using it full time. We will probably be looking for another one in 6 months to a year as well. Thanks for a nice product. »

  • Mini DD eliminates deburring dust at source
  • Supplied cushion grid matting to protect parts from damage
  • Downdraft table filters airborne dust to protect workers and machinery

Our Commitment

2 year warranty
Quality build
Certified products (ETL)
Fast delivery