Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire

The Hazardous Products Regulation (WHMIS 2015) defines combustible dust as ” a mixture or substance that is in the form of finely divided solid particles that, upon ignition, is liable to catch fire or explode when dispersed in air”.The Hazardous Products Regulation (WHMIS 2015) defines combustible dust as ” a mixture or substance that is in the form of finely divided solid particles that, upon ignition, is liable to catch fire or explode when dispersed in air”.

  • Example material that can be a combustible dust hazard ?
  • agricultural products such as egg whites, powdered milk, cornstarch, sugar, flour, grain,
  • potato, rice, etc.
  • metals such as aluminum, bronze, magnesium, zinc, etc.
  • chemical dusts such as coal, sulphur, etc.
  • pharmaceuticals
  • pesticides
  • rubber
  • wood
  • textiles
  • plastics

See video from USCSB On February 7, 2008, fourteen workers were fatally burned in a series of sugar dust explosions at the Imperial Sugar plant near Savannah, Georgia. This CSB safety video explains how the accident occurred.

Solution We Can Offer :

Dupuy – Single Phase Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

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The DU-PUY range of single-phase industrial vacuum cleaners meets all the needs professionals may have in their companies.
Very suitable to clean any dusty (liquid or solid) material, this range of products consists in wheeled vacuum cleaners specifically designed to speed up professionals’ production processes. Ideal for the technical cleaning of working environments and machineries, discover our different models, differentiated by their size, their capacity and their unloading systems.

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For more information, please contact us: (021) 758-759-88 or you can email to profiklin@profiklin.com