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The who, what, when and why of Dust Hazards Analysis

September 21, 2022

Jeramy Slaunwhite P.Eng, Senior Explosion Safety Engineer, REMBE® Inc. Many industrial facilities handle combustible particulate material which pose fire and explosion hazards. Managing combustible dust hazards is critical to ensure the safety of the plant personnel and operations. In order to effectively manage combustible dust hazards they must first be identified and understood. A dust…

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NFPA 61 or NFPA 68 Combustible Dust Explosion Protection of Industrial Bucket Elevators

September 13, 2022

By Payton Ball, BSME, Regional Sales Manager, REMBE® Inc. Let’s say you are a Project Engineer for a pet food production facility.  You’ve recently hired a consultant to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), according to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, rev. 2020…

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Guardair Introduces Pulseair™ Vacuum/Dust Extractor Line

September 12, 2022

Guardair Corporation, a leading manufacturer of pneumatic tools and accessories for industrial cleaning and maintenance announces the latest innovation to its flagship GUARDAIR brand — the PulseAir Vacuum/Dust Extractor Line. Powered by compressed air, PulseAir Vacuums/Dust Extractors are powerful industrial vacuums incorporating a proprietary, button-activated system engineered to clean the vacuum filter without opening the…

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How to Safely Recover Combustible Dust

September 6, 2022

When most people think of controlling dust in the workplace, they think of taking steps to avoid inhaling dusts to prevent health problems. However, the accumulation of combustible dusts in the workplace can lead to far greater consequences. As seen in recent years, neglect of housekeeping and improper handling of combustible dusts can lead to…

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Using Technology for Silica Dust Detection

July 19, 2022

How real-time data could be the beginning of the end for occupational silicosis. By: Glyn Pierce-Jones, Contributor Silica dust is deadly. This we know and have known for at least 150 years. Looking at the statistics, you can see how serious a problem this is: There are an estimated 40-50 million workers in the world who…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Controlling Dangerous Dusts Generated During Packaging Processing

June 7, 2022

Dust particles become airborne when manufacturing and processing paperboard, plastic and metal packaging. Because these particles pose both occupational exposure risks and combustible dust hazards, dust collection systems make packaging facilities safer and cleaner. However, if installed improperly or not designed for your specific operation, the dust collector can cause a combustible dust explosion. Here…

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Safe Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation with the NEW and IMPROVED REMBE® EXKOP® system

May 12, 2022

REMBE® is a leader in the innovation of high-quality combustible dust explosion protection safety systems. A safe and effective means of isolating enclosures must be an integral component of such a system.  The NEW and IMPROVED REMBE® EXKOP® isolation system is available for many more applications such as ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion pressures (Pred)…

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Controlling Atmospheric Hazards in Confined Spaces

May 11, 2022

By: Douglas Niemtschk, Contributor Understanding the principles of ventilation when controlling atmospheric hazards in a confined space is critical for any crew working inside that space.  The use of proper, mechanical ventilation is a key control measure that helps ensure the air being breathed by the entrants is clean and safe. This article discusses the…

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Combustible Dust Explosions: Are You at Risk?

May 11, 2022

By: Tim Turney, Contributor Between 1980 and 2005, the U.S Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) identified 281 combustible dust incidents that ultimately led to the death of 119 workers and 718 injured workers, on top of extensive damage to the respective facilities. In many of these incidents, both managers and workers were unaware…

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Maximize Safety When Working With Combustible Dust

May 11, 2022

By: Andy Thomason, Contributor All it takes for a dust explosion to occur at your facility is for oxygen, an ignition source, and a combustible dust cloud to come together in a confined space. If your operation generates dust, you probably already have some mitigation processes in place. However, to ensure that your efforts are…

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