According to AIHA, the standard would apply to dust control systems with combustible solids that are a fire, deflagration, explosion or detonation hazard. The standard would augment the content of the AIHA Z9 Health and Safety Standards for Ventilation Systems.
The standard would offer “prudent practice” regarding:
* Analysis of systems for combustible dust hazards;
* Design guidance to mitigate combustible dust hazards; and
* Maintenance recommendations to insure systems operate per original design intent.
The subcommittee is being chaired by Lee Hathon; the vice chair is Theodore Knutson.
Anyone with questions or comments or who would like to join the subcommittee should contact Mili Mavely, AIHA program manager of standards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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