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DUST EXPLOSION TESTING REQUIREMENT UNDER NEW OSHA NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM

Dust explosions are a serious hazard in industries nationwide. They lead to the loss of production, plant/facility destruction and personnel injury or fatality.



In 2005, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued a report stating that between 1980 and 2005, at least 281 deadly combustible dust incidents (fires and explosions) occurred in the U.S., killing 119 people and injuring 718 others while extensively damaging or destroying facilities. Congressional hearings… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on August 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

FAI releases the Summer 2009 edition of Process Safety News

Laboratory Testing and Consulting for Process Safety Management
To read the newsletter follow the attached link. Process Safety News

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dust Explosivity and Flammability Testing and Consulting

Dust explosions are a serious hazard in industries nationwide. They lead to the loss of production, plant/facility destruction and personnel injury or fatality. According to Ashok Ghose Dastidar Ph.D., MBA, Manager, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services for Fauske & Associates, LLC, “to meet OSHA compliance companies must know their dust explosion hazard potential and address the risk – or face OSHA citations. FAI offers consulting services to assess companies’ compliance… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 24, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

Dust Explosivity and Flammability Testing and Consulting

Dust explosions are a serious hazard in industries nationwide. They lead to the loss of production, plant/facility destruction and personnel injury or fatality. According to Ashok Ghose Dastidar Ph.D., MBA, Manager, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services for Fauske & Associates, LLC, “to meet OSHA compliance companies must know their dust explosion hazard potential and address the risk – or face OSHA citations. FAI offers consulting services to assess companies’ compliance… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 24, 2009 at 10:23am — No Comments

If your company of firm processes any of these products or materials, there is a potential for a "Combustible Dust" explosion

OSHA Products and Materials Potentially Resulting in a Combustible Duat Explosion



Fauske & Associates, LLC can help assess your company or firms combustible dust hazards. Please visit www.fauske.com for more information.



FAUSKE & ASSOCIATES, LLC IS THE WORLD LEADER IN… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secondary Dust Explosions

Remember when your mom told you to keep your

room clean.Well if you work in a facility that creates dust or

handles powders remember what mom told you, “Clean your

room!” Fugitive dust is the cause of most secondary dusts

explosions that can be devastating and even fatal. So in your

facility all areas must be kept clean. This includes floors,

rafters, sills, and anywhere dust or powder can accumulate.

Click… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Primary Dust Explosion Strength Required to Initiate Secondary

Primary Dust Explosion Strength Required to Initiate Secondary Dust Explosion.pdfDestructive dust explosions often occur in two stages in buildings where accumulation of dust deposits on the floors occurs. An off-normal dust handling situation results in a local dust suspension and an initial (or primary) explosion. The air disturbance caused by the primary explosion disperses the dust deposits and now a much larger quantity of dust is suspended and a highly destructive secondary explosion… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Testing Hazards of Novel Dusts

Dust explosions are a serious

hazard in the process industries.

They have lead to the destruction of

property, loss of production and

injury to personnel or death. The

risk of a dust explosion is the product

of the probability of occurrence and

severity of the consequences. One

method used to ascertain the severity

of the consequence of an explosion is

to establish its magnitude. This can

be done by using ASTM E1226

“Standard Test… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 17, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

FAI Offers New Dust & Flammability Tests at Reduced Prices

New Tests - Reduced Prices



New Dust & Flammibility Tests - Reduced Prices.pdf



Fauske & Associates, LLC is striving to

be your partner in chemical process

safety. In an effort to remain

competitive in the industry, we have

increased our services and reduced… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fugitive Dust Control - Don't Let it Sit Around

A massive dust explosion occurred on

January 29, 2003 at theWest Pharmaceutical Services

facility in Kinston, North Carolina. This catastrophic

event claimed the lives of 6 employees and severely

damaged much of the facility. The fuel for this

disaster was determined to be an end product of the

polyethylene slurry used on the rubber compounding

line. As the rubber dried, a fine powder formed. Air

currents in the facility caused the powder to drift… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dust Explosion Characterization and Hazard Assessment (Part 1)

Summary:

The above test methods are some of the tools used by chemical

process safety specialists to characterize the risk of a dust explosion.

The second part of this article will review the hazards analysis

method / approach that may be used in conjunction with the test data

to develop a dust explosion mitigation strategy.…



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Added by Ashley Swanson on July 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dust Explosivity: OSHA, NEP & NFPA 654 Testing Services Offered

1) Dust Explosivity: Examines and analyzes explosive characteristics of the dust sample.

2) Minimum Ignition Energy, MIE: Identifies minimum energy required to ignite a dust cloud. (Examines sample sensitivity to ignition from electrostatic discharge.)

3) Minimum Autoignition Temperature, MAIT: Identifies the minimum temperature at which a dust cloud will autoignite.

4) Minimum Explosive Concentration, MEC: Identifies the minimum explosive concentration of a dust cloud.

5)… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 14, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dust Explosion Characterization and Hazard Assessment (Part 2)

Summary:



Methods have been presented to

evaluate the dust and hybrid explosion

hazards in plants and process operations.

Ways to evaluate hazards have been

presented relative to material reactivity,

ignitability and explosion output. Criteria

for successful engineering hazards analysis

have been identified. In powder operations,

dust and hybrid fires and explosions can be

minimized so that the potential is never

near the operational… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

NEW LAB CAPABILITIES ANNOUNCED BY FAUSKE & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Fauske & Associates, LLC, the World Leader in Nuclear and Chemical Process Safety, announces new laboratory capabilities with the expansion of state-of-the-art equipment and space. FAI has doubled its Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC) testing capabilities, yielding quicker test turnaround times. ARC provides thermal hazard evaluation of products, reaction mixtures and intermediates. The experimental results are used for reactor and pilot plant safety analysis. It determines the… Continue

Added by Ashley Swanson on July 9, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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