Combustible Dust Services
Combustible dust is small airborne particles that are generated from the operations at a plant. The dust settles on surfaces throughout the facility and leads to a primary or a secondary dust explosion. Secondary dust explosions are the result of an initial explosion dislodging the accumulated dust sending it airborne where it ignites to create a second explosion. Combustible dust can come from many sources, including chemicals, plastics, metals, feed, grain, coal, wood, and more. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), there were 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that resulted in 119 deaths, 718 injuries, and extensive damage to properties.
To reduce the risks of an explosion or fire from combustible dust in your facility, combustible dust remediation is required. Keeping your facility free of combustible dust is also a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for most industries. There are also many additional codes and standards that states and insurance companies require. Failure to keep your facility free of combustible dust can result in heavy fines and potential downtime.
At Koorsen Environmental Services, our combustible dust experts can provide plants and industrial facilities testing, consulting, remediation, maintenance, and housekeeping for combustible dust. They have years of experience and can not only clean a plant of combustible dust, but can also develop a regular cleaning regime to keep a business compliant and safe. To learn more about our combustible dust capabilities, click below on one of the services below.