Protecting your plant from dust explosions
Posted On: 09/20/2006
Dust explosions are an ever present risk faced by process plants that handle combustible powders or other bulk solids. To minimize this risk and provide plant officials with practical requirements to protect against dust explosions, The National Fire Protection Association, in Aug. 2005, revised its NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids, 2006 Edition.
The BS&B team frequently meet with powder handling plant officials regarding risk assessment and the choice of explosion protection systems available to suit their individual needs. Through these discussions, we have found considerable interest in the new requirements of NFPA 654 and how this American National Standard affects their plants.
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