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Combustible Dust: Fundamentals & Introduction to Legislation

Many manufacturing processes can create combustible (aka explosive) dust: Essentially, it is any fine material that has the ability to catch fire and explode when mixed with air. Combustible dust examples range from most solid organic materials (such as sugar, flour, grain, wood, etc.) to metals and many more.

When a combustible dust encounters an ignition source, there is the potential for a fire or explosion. That’s why it is essential for any manufacturing operation that generates, processes, or handles combustible dusts to understand its properties - and to have a comprehensive plan to manage and mitigate that potential risk.

In this webinar, our engineers will cover the fundamentals of combustible dust and introduce related European legislation (ATEX directives). Some key points to be covered during the presentation include:   

  • Fundamental properties of combustible dust
  • What is an explosion, why it happens
  • Legislation and directives: Why they exist and some key points do you need to be aware of
*This webinar was recorded during the live presentation that took place on 9 December 2021. Note that this webinar is intended for informational purposes only and should not replace professional judgment.



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