Guidelines for choosing an explosion protection system for your dust collector — Part I
To mitigate the effects of a dust explosion in your plant, you need to correctly select an explosion protection system for your dust collector and other enclosed dust handling equipment.
In the past decade, the bulk solids industry has seen the introduction of many new explosion protection technologies with advanced capabilities and smarter features. High-profile dust explosions in recent years have also increased OSHA's emphasis on mitigating combustible dust hazards. These factors make it more important than ever for you to know which explosion protection standards and technologies apply to your combustible dust hazards and process requirements so you can select a suitable protection method (or methods).