When you think of industrial hazards that can cause fires and explosions, rarely do you think about dry, dusty material as presenting a serious threat. In addition, you likely wouldn’t think of dust collection equipment as a first line of defense for fire prevention. However, I recently read an article on DustCollectorExperts.com that clearly explains the dangers associated with dust that has combustible or explosive properties. This type of dust either explodes easily because it is carrying its own oxidant or self ignites without an external heat source. To determine the level of hazard associated with your facility’s dust production, you must investigate the concentration limits as well as the characteristics of the material in question. The article really underscores the need to be proactive in managing dust production using carefully selected dust collection equipment that does not add to the risk of an explosion or fire. For more information on choosing dust collection equipment that is safe, effective and reliable, please visit: http://www.dustcollectorhq.com/dustcollectors.html.