Dealing With Deadly Dust

Jan. 31, 2013
Proper dust collection, ventilation and filtration will improve product quality.

Dust control is an important factor in many chemical processing facilities. Chemical Processing has devoted numerous articles, news items and product descriptions on how best to mitigate the risks involved with even the thinnest layer of dust. This article from our sister publication, Plant Services, offers more good advice:

Plant explosions are unpredictable and usually deadly. The presence of combustible dust in the air creates an unnecessary risk that can devastate an operation. In fact, dust of any kind can have a huge impact on an industrial plant, with consequences that are as expensive as they are preventable.

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