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Publication Date: 01/2014
Pages: 4
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Passive or active: Selecting an explosion protection method for your dust collector

After describing passive and active explosion protection methods for dust collectors, this article provides advice on how to choose a method for your application.

Nuisance dust accumulation on surfaces in a bulk solids plant is a dangerous safety hazard. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and OSHA recognize that just 1/32 inch of dust over 5 percent of the workplace is enough fuel to propagate a secondary explosion after an initial combustion event. Addressing dust accumulation in your plant is a critical step in complying with government safety regulations for combustible dust hazards.

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