About Combustible Dust
Combustible dust is a material that is capable of igniting or burning when suspended in air. Combustible dust is usually characterized by particulate with an average diameter of 420 micrometers (μm) or smaller and a moisture content of less than 5%
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that led to the deaths of 119 workers, injured 718, and damaged numerous industrial facilities. If your company handles fine agricultural, chemical, or carbonaceous dust, there is potential for explosion produced by combustible dust.