Industrial Ventilation – Dust and Fume

Most fine particles suspended air present an explosion hazard under certain conditions. Dust fires and explosions can cause loss of life, severe injuries and destruction of equipment and buildings.

Suspended dust results in an oxidizer to fuel ratio that causes rapid burning and confinement allows for pressure build-up. An initial explosion can cause dust that has settled over time to become airborne resulting in additional explosions that propagate throughout the plant, often with catastrophic results. Also the pressure and fire wave from the initial explosion can propagate through ducting to other equipment and cause further damage.

We can assess the risk of explosion and provide solutions to mitigate it.

If you need assistance please contact us.