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Going Beyond Dust Hazard Analysis

May 25, 2023

A safety expert walks agricultural and food processing companies through dust hazard analysis, NFPA 61 compliance, and leading options to address the risk of combustible dust explosions For owners and operators in the agricultural and food processing industries, January 1, 2022, was the deadline for completion of a dust hazard analysis (DHA) for existing facilities…


OSHA’s Combustible Dust Emphasis Program: How You Can Be Prepared

April 25, 2023

By: Rachel Krubsack, Contributor In January 2023, OSHA issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), CPL 03-00-008, which replaces its March 2008 directive. Like its predecessor, the revised NEP contains policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that generate or handle combustible dusts; and for determining whether such workplaces have addressed fire, flash fire,…


Comprehensive Combustible Dust Explosion Protection New methods of Explosion Pressure Relief: REMBE® TARGO-VENT

January 24, 2023

Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable, usable area is increased and personnel/equipment are protected from the explosion’s…


Considerations for Dust and Fume Control in the Workplace

November 22, 2022

By: Ashley Griesenbrock, CIH, CSP, Contributor You may think of “dust” as just a nuisance in the workplace; however, dusts and fumes in the workplace can pose a significant hazard to employees and even equipment. Dusts and fumes can be found in almost any industry or workplace setting. Dusts are defined as mechanically produced solid…


Combustible Dust Explosion Protection: Flameless Venting

October 26, 2022

As a pioneer in developing explosion venting systems, REMBE® has fundamentally changed the world of explosion protection.  Since the invention of the Q-Rohr over 30 years ago, REMBE® has pushed flameless vents to their limits. This has led to the development of a family of flameless vents that satisfy multiple applications across many industries. Whether…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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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