Dust explosions are a major hazard in many industries. This is because a surprising number of dusts are explosive, this includes natural products such as wood dust and food powders, organic chemicals and even metal dusts. They can cause serious injuries to your personnel and the general public as well as destroying your equipment and potentially your business.
We have developed an award winning simplified 11-step approach to dust explosion risk reduction including Hazardous Area Classification and the risk assessments required for the use of equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres.This is particularly helpful for DSEAR assessments.
Using this approach alongside our considerable experience allows us to provide a structured approach to go beyond Hazardous Area Classification and to help our clients reduce all of the risks associated with handling combustible dusts.
We have paid particular attention to the impact that non-electrical sources of ignition have upon the associated risks. This is particularly important since many of the powders handled used in industrial processes are fine and easily dispersed as well as being easy to ignite.