At a recent combustible dust webinar last October, attendees to the educational event learned about ten combustible dust incidents that occurred annually from the early 1980s until 2005 in the U.S.A. This data was obtained from the…Continue
Added by John Astad on January 15, 2011 at 4:37am — No Comments
Interesting news article where the fire chief conveys to the reporter following a combustible dust related fire that it is the nature of the business.
"One of the products they use is either shredded wood or saw dust," explained Bigrigg. "Part of the problem is the nature of the process that's there. It lends itself to having a fire to begin with. And it's not…
Added by John Astad on January 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
A major problem in the USA following combustible dust related fires in the manufacturing, non-manufacturing, and utility sectors is that these fires are not being properly reported in the National Fire Incident Reporting System 5.0 (NFIRS). The primary issue in this voluntary reporting system is there are no data elements specifically identifying manufacturing process conditions (equipment) involved in ignition of combustible dust. If…Continue