dust explosions

Woodworking Industry News

Wood dust, one of ten explosive materials revealed

Recent research has revealed ten unexpectedly explosive materials, including wood dust, due to combustible dust.  Experts in dust extraction, Extraction Solutions, found the explosive power of ten non-suspecting materials using the KST deflagration index of dust, which ranges from no risk of explosion (ST 0) to a very strong explosion rating (ST 3).


Preventing Industrial Dust Explosions

The Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act would require the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue rules regulating combustible industrial dusts, like sugar dust, that can build up to hazardous levels and explode.