How much do you know about protecting your factory against the risks of a combustible dust explosion? Take this brief quiz provided by Camfil Air Pollution Control (www.camfilapc.com) and test your personal knowledge.
Combustible dusts are a recognized hazard for industrial facilities everywhere, and performing a hazard analysis is the best way to evaluate your risk of an explosion. In October 2015, the National Fire Protection Association published the new NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (2016 edition).
A maintenance technician at a Georgia auto parts manufacturing company was engulfed in flames when the dust collector he was operating caused an explosion. The 33-year-old worker is still recovering from the third-degree burns on his upper body he received during the September 23, 2015 incident at Nakanishi Manufacturing Corp. in Winterville, Ga.
Workers at a Purina feed mill were exposed to 6 – 10 foot falls from ladderway floor openings and platforms lacking guardrails, OSHA investigators found during an October 2015 inspection of the Wichita, Kansas facility.
When engineering control measures aren’t possible or sufficient to reduce exposure to harmful contaminants such as dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, OSHA requires – through its 1910.134 standard1 – that workers be provided with respiratory protection.
The new HemiPleat® FR Carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) is the first to combine flame retardant and conductive properties in a single filter that also offers high efficiency, long service life, and energy-efficient performance.
From 1986 to 2010, 10 deadly explosions occurred in underground coal mines in the United States. The risk of explosion involves an interrelated chain of events. A source of heat (such as a spark) ignites methane gas in the air of the coal mine tunnel.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has launched a new web site designed to showcase the company's expanded family of dust, mist and fume collection equipment for a full range of manufacturing industries.