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 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:
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|
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.
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.