How to protect your dust collector from dust explosions
Read this article for a consultant's advice on protecting your dust collector from dust explosions. Information covers National Fire Protection Association standards you need to know, types of explosion protection systems, how to choose a system, and how to inspect and maintain the system. Related information explains how to write an effective explosion protection specification for your dust collector.
A dust explosion inside your dust collector can damage the collector itself and the surrounding area, including other plant equipment, and can injure workers. Understanding the nature of combustible dust and the ingredients needed to create a dust explosion can help you prevent an explosion.