Combustible Dust Testing

ioKinetic testing can help you understand the hazards, and the risks, associated with the dust being handled. Combustible dust hazard management (CDHM) takes many forms, all beginning with the characterization of specific dusts to define potential hazards.

Recent regulations (NFPA 652) require facilities to determine if dusts are combustible or explosible using screening tests, such as burn rate and go/no go screening tests.

For materials assumed to be explosible and combustible, characterization of the dust hazard begins with an Explosion Severity Test (KSt) to define the magnitude of a potential explosion and a Minimum Ignition Energy Test (MIE) to define the type of electrostatic ignition sources that need to be avoided. With these characteristics understood, specific preventions and protections can then be chosen. The choice of prevention and / or protection methods may define a need for further analysis using additional techniques. Dust hazards analyses (DHAs) may also define a need for further analysis.

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The professionals at ioKinetic will work with you to determine the level of analysis that is required for your particular needs. Our experts will provide you with timely, reliable and reproducible data. Request your free quote today or call us at 1-844-ioKinetic.

 

January 29 - 30, 2018

ioMosaic 12th Annual Software Users Group Meeting

This live event features valuable technical, regulatory, and best practice sessions on process safety and operational risk.

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