Causes for industrial explosions vary widely from flammable liquids and gases that can easily and accidentally be ignited to seemingly harmless dust shavings that accumulate over time. No matter the potential cause, it’s important for facility managers to understand what the dangers are at their building and to protect against them.
For many manufacturing facilities, this means controlling airborne particulate. Not only is it essential for quality control, it can be a matter of safety. Companies involved in operations that generate any kind of particulate matter are wise to adhere to dust control practices. Such operations include powdered ingredients/spice mixing and packaging, powdered chemical processing, woodworking, painting, and ce