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The Dangers of Grain Dust

by root / 17 May, 2017

One category of combustible dust is grain dust. Grain dust can be found in grain handling and grain storing facilities. An example of grain dust is dust from wheat, oats, barley etc.

OSHA Fact Sheet

by root / 17 May, 2017

In order for an explosion to occur, three factors must be present: fuel, ignition source and oxygen. In many work environments, combustible dust may act as the fuel that causes explosions.

Dust an Explosion Hazard?

by root / 17 May, 2017

Dust may be a potential explosion hazard. While dust can cause visibility issues, slippery surfaces and health problems like respiratory difficulties, it can also be the source of explosions.

Beware of Combustible Dust

by root / 17 May, 2017

One of the main sources of fires and explosions is combustible dust. Combustible dust is very dangerous and can come from many different materials. These materials, in their solid forms, can be dangerous if ignited, but in a dust form, they are extremely combustible.

Division I & Division II Explained

by root / 16 Sep, 2016

Class/Division of Hazardous Locations

There are products created for specific classes/divisions of work areas. It is, therefore, crucial to have a thorough understanding of the Class/Division system.

Area Classification

Government Regulations

by root / 15 Sep, 2016


The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has announced random inspections along with the reissue of their National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Combustible Dust.

Hazard Abatement

by root / 15 Sep, 2016

Once all the combustible dust hazards and locations are identified, it is time to discuss protection and prevention of harmful events that may occur.

Dust Control

Ignition Control

Damage Control

Facility Assessment for Dust Hazard

by root / 15 Sep, 2016

Employers must conduct a hazard assessment of their facilities for combustible dust explosion hazards. They should identify the following:

The Elements of a Dust Explosion

by root / 15 Sep, 2016

There are three essential elements that must be present in order to start a fire and for a combustible dust explosion to occur.  These three elements are known as the “fire triangle”; if one of these elements is missing, a fire will not occur.

Choosing the Right Explosion Proof Vacuum Cleaner

by root / 13 Sep, 2016

Picking the right explosion-proof vacuum, grounded vacuum or anti-static vacuum?

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