New Rules for Industrial Dust Explosion Protection

The first step to compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s new combustible dust standard is a dust hazard analysis, according to Geof Brazier of BS&B Pressure Safety Management. Technology can contribute to dust mitigation through protection devices, containment systems and explosion vents.

For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards, and even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis, are now on the books adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.

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