Saturday, May 25, 2024

Explosive Dust/Dust Collector

Schwelke, Eric

As a f/u to my original post:

>Our dust collection system in our fabrication area has reached the end of its life and we are looking to replace the >unit and all the ductwork. We were presented with a few different quotes and have been informed that we should >test our “dust” for explosiveness. If it is, we have been advised to follow the NFPA/OSHA protocols to protect >against such an incident happening. Of course, the explosion venting/valve system is more than twice the $$$ than >the system without.
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>For those of you who do in-house fabrication, have you ever had your ‘dust’ tested? Also, have you ever been >audited by OSHA regarding same?

We have had a sample of our dust tested for explosiveness and it has come back positive. We are now having a sample further tested for “Explosive Severity” which will then guide us on the actual design of the explosion venting system.

Eric Schwelke CPO LPO, Director
Kessler O & P Services
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Livingston, NJ 07039
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