Dust creates risks and problems for industries and manufactoring companies. It is important to remove the dust in proper manner. Some companies need the job to be done while factory is working, some can do only at night and weekends.
We have successfully completed many industrial dust removal projects around the world and gained probably the best competence in this area. There are many different dust removing techniques and we provide best solution for the client needs.
Organic Dust Fire and Explosion: Massachusetts (3 killed, 9 injured):-
In February 1999, a deadly fire and explosion occurred in a foundry in Massachusetts. The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and state and local officials conducted a joint investigation of this incident. The joint investigation report1 indicated that a fire initiated in a shell molding machine from an unknown source and then extended into the ventilation system ducts by feeding on heavy deposits of phenol formaldehyde resin dust. A small primary deflagration occurred within the ductwork, dislodging dust that had settled on the exterior of the ducts. The ensuing dust cloud provided fuel for a secondary explosion which was powerful enough to lift the roof and cause wall failures. Causal factors listed in the joint investigation report included inadequacies in the following areas:
- Housekeeping to control dust accumulations;
- Ventilation system design;
- Maintenance of ovens; and,
- Equipment safety devices.