Combustible Dust Hazard Services

    Combustible Dust Hazards are becoming more known in the industry and therefore have gained additional exposure due to the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP).  A new Combustible Dust Standard NFPA 652, Mandates full compliance by 2020.

    According to the mid-year 2018 Combustible Dust Report, there have been 89 recorded fires and 26 recorded explosion incidents in industries handling combustible dust.  As your original silo manufacturer, CST has partnered with industrial safety solutions manufacturer Fike, and Conversion Technology, Inc. to provide comprehensive service for NFPA 652 Combustible Dust compliance.  Through this partnership, CST is positioned to be your single point of contact to take you through the initial analysis and any repair or modifications, if needed. CST will serve as the primary liaison so you know who to go to if you have a question.

    Not sure if you are compliant? Need help finding out? Let’s begin with a simple combustible dust test.

    Combustible Dust Hazard Assessment

    CST, Fike, and Conversion Technology, Inc. will walk you through the process of dust testing and dust hazard analysis, then provide recommendations for deflagration venting and suppression for tanks, bins, and other equipment. Our expert team of engineers and project managers can provide and implement specific solutions where safeguards are needed.

    STEP 1 – DUST TEST:  Determine whether dust is indeed combustible. If results are positive, Step 2 is required

    STEP 2 – ON-SITE ANALYSIS:  Dust hazard analysis (DHA) determines most susceptible equipment & effective solutions

    STEP 3 – SHARE:  Communicate results of DHA to staff

    STEP 4 – PROTECT:  Implement safety solutions to susceptible equipment

    Our process safety professionals have served clients in a variety of industries including, Food Products, Agricultural Dusts, Carbonaceous Dusts, Chemical Dusts, Metal Dusts, Plastic Dusts, Wood Dusts and Biomass Dusts.

    For a comprehensive list of specific combustible dusts, visit https://www.osha.gov/Publications/combustibledustposter.pdf

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