Beyond the Broom

The sweeping or blowing of fugitive dust during housekeeping is widely discouraged by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Though seemingly benign, dust can create an assortment of hazards, ranging from ergonomic injuries and flying particles that can lead to eye injury to more serious respiratory and explosion hazards. 

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REMBE® explosion protection, venting and isolation equipment protects your employees and facilities from the effects of combustible dust explosions. Fluid Engineering and REMBE will work to find the best solutions for managing your facility’s combustible dust explosion risk. We will identify the proper mix of explosion protection, venting and isolation equipment for your facility, based on your specific circumstances.

Combustible Dust Explosion Protection – Is it Really Necessary?

An explosion is defined as 'A rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner’, usually accompanied by high temperature generation and gas release. Flammable gases, vapors, dusts and ambient oxygen react. An explosion essentially creates a 'shock wave'.

As a result of modern production technologies and increased production capacity, an explosion is a threat companies confront daily. Manufacturing processes create organic or chemical dust as a result of faster machines, automatic conveying systems and more sophisticated air cleaning equipment. All of these increase the risk of a combustible dust explosion. The finer the dust particle, the more severe the dust explosion will be.

International guidelines including NFPA 654, 68, 69, ATEX 95 (valid for manufacturers of machines and plants) or ATEX 137 (valid for operating companies) require companies to consider the consequences of a combustible dust explosion to injured workers and damaged production plants.

Additionally, the significant economic risk to a company due to plant shutdown and business interruption from an explosion, coupled with potentially contaminated product and adverse publicity, cannot be overemphasized.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE LINE CATALOG

REMBE® EXPLOSION PROTECTION PRODUCTS:

Venting to the Outside

Indoor/Outdoor Flameless Venting System

Isolation

Supression