Many manufacturing and processing facilities use a dust collection system to protect workers from toxic and dangerous airborne materials. However, if that dust is combustible, explosions can occur in the dust collection system, causing a serious safety risk. That’s why NFPA standards require dust testing and a dust hazard analysis for facilities that generate potentially-explosive dusts.
This FAQ provides insight into industrial dust collection systems, and answers common questions such as:
- What’s the difference between active and passive explosion systems?
- How are vents and discharge ducts sized to make sure they are right for your collector?
- What does explosion venting do?
- Can weather affect venting to the outside?
- Is it a good idea to recirculate the air from your dust collector back into the work environment?
Download the document to find out the answers to these and other questions that will assist in keeping your workplace environment safe.