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Combustible Dust Hazards in 3D Printing

by jeremy / 29 May, 2018

Additive manufacturing has been greatly used in 3D printing and this has presented new challenges for process safety.

OSHA Frameworks Safe Procedures for Dealing with Combustible Dust Fires

by jeremy / 29 May, 2018

In the year 2013, OSHA released the resource “Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust”. This was meant to give emergency responders the right set up for dealing with combustible dust fires.

Sources of Ignition

by jeremy / 25 May, 2018

There will be a dust explosion if dust is dislodged into the air, mixes with oxygen and there is a source of ignition. Safety measures aim to avoid the presence of the three modules.

Everything You Need to Know About Dust Explosions

by jeremy / 25 May, 2018

By the year 2009, there were over 280 fires and explosions caused by dust in the United States. These incidents that occurred within a period of 25 years caused 119 deaths and 700 injuries. Damages were in millions of dollars.

Flammability of Dust Clouds

by jeremy / 22 May, 2018

A number of factors come into play during the ignition and propagation of fire in a dust cloud. These factors include; composition of the dust and moisture content, size, and shape of the particle and turbulence in the system.


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