Combustible Dust Cleaning
Combustible dust is any fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air. All spaces where materials like wood, grain, food, plastics and metals create dust are susceptible to dangerous build-up.
This dust lands everywhere including on top of machinery, rack systems, rafters, dropped ceilings, walls and other high-spaces. When this dust is not properly cleaned up then injuries and fatalities can result. In fact there are hundreds of combustible dust fires every year, with only a fraction of them reported. Major incidences are reported when there are serious injuries or death.
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association) and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) are the main "governing" bodies that oversee the rules and enforcement of various health, safety and fire codes.
High-Reach Combustible Dust Service
True Blue Crew LLC offers a service that can clean your combustible dust up to 40 feet high safely from the ground using CSA Certified explosive-rated equipment and the newest carbon fiber pole and tooling certified for explosive environments.
Traditional methods involve ladders and lifts with non-certified vacuums and dusters. This endangers the workers to both safety perils of working at height and potential dangers of sparking an explosion.
Resources for Understanding Combustible Dust
Here are some useful links for starting your research on combustible dust:
- Combustible Dust Summarized at SkyVac
- OSHA Regulations
- OSHA Enforcement Directives
- OSHA General Facts
- Powder Bulk Solids Ranks Top 10 Dust Explosion Videos
- NFPA Codes
- What is a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)?
If you would like to learn more about how we can clean up the combustible dust at your facility or would like a quote please contact us for a free initial consultation.