Combustible Dust Compliance: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of an industrial plant, and one of the likeliest locations for an explosion is in the plant’s dust collection system. To minimize the chance of an explosion, the NFPA sets standards to protect industrial facilities, and OSHA is tasked with enforcing these standards. A range of problems can contribute to explosion risk, but some common denominators exist. This article describes frequently encountered shortfalls to compliance and how you avoid them.
The vertical design of the Camfil APC filter cartridges in the Farr Gold Series® provides more efficient pulsing of high loading dust, thus eliminating uneven dust loading associated with horizontally mounted cartridges when used on high dust load applications. The high entry cross flow inlet eliminates upward velocities associated with traditional hopper inlets. Channel baffles installed in the inlet protect the filters from incoming dust and separate the larger particles directly into the hopper, reducing the load on the filters.
Easy maintenance is facilitated with simple, quick-open heavy gauge door(s) which provide access to a super-fast cartridge change-out system that does not require entry into the collector, and does not require tools.
Combining unrivaled efficiency with unbeatable usability and ease of service, the Farr Gold Series dust and fume collectors eliminate the dangers caused by irritating dust and fumes.