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Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 12:01pm

Coastal Training Technologies has released a program to address the dangers of combustible dust in plant environments. “Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash” explores the nature of dust explosions and examines how they can be prevented. After introducing the problem, the program:

  • Pinpoints the types of dust prone to ignition and cites the five elements needed for an explosion: oxygen, heat, fuel, dispersion and confinement.
  • Explores where and how explosions can occur and examines the focus of the hazard assessment process: materials, operations, physical spaces (hidden or otherwise) and potential ignition sources.
  • Advocates the use of MSDS as part of a hazard communication program as well as hotwork and confined space permits.
  • Illustrates ways to prevent dust explosions, citing housekeeping measures, proper ventilation, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and injury-and-damage regulation.

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