Analyze + Mitigate your Combustible Dust Risk

Combustible dust explosions can be one of the most under-recognized hazards in industrial facilities. Without proper awareness and planning, the risk of an incident can threaten life safety, operational continuity and regulatory compliance. Our team of experts can help you better understand your risk, develop and optimize mitigation strategies and provide training to prevent potential combustible dust explosions.

Combustible Dust Testing

The first step in understanding your dust hazard level is to characterize the dusts in your facility—informing a dust sampling and testing strategy. Our state-of-the-art combustible dust and flammability testing laboratory underpins all of our hazard analysis services, providing you with in-depth interpretation of results and realized cost savings.

Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

A DHA is a systematic review of potential fire, flash fire, or explosive hazards associated with combustible dust and the plan to mitigate the risk. Through the DHA, we aim to help you establish a baseline level of worker safety and business continuity while limiting damage to buildings and processes from a combustible dust-related fires, deflagrations or explosions. Our DHA report provides you with actionable, prioritized recommendations to bridge any gaps between existing conditions and industry best practice.

Training

Informing front line employees of the hazards and mitigation strategies in place for their protection promotes a culture of safety and compliance. To further support this objective, we offer an online training course as an introduction to Combustible Dust Hazards as well as on-site, instructor-led training.

Explosion Protection

Industrial explosions present serious risk to any company that manufactures or handles combustible dusts and vapors. Ignition of a dust or vapor cloud in process equipment can not only destroy the primary vessel, but also spread to interconnected equipment and into the plant, causing secondary explosions with devastating results. We have developed various methods of deflagration protection, in accordance with NFPA 68 and NFPA 69, that can protect facilities against explosions and limit the extent of damage, including rapid explosion suppression, venting and isolation. We can also conduct third party reviews to ensure compliance.

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