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Tiny Particles, Explosive Hazards

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Implementing multi-layered, combustible dust solutions within additive manufacturing

While safety standards and regulations surrounding combustible dust hazards have been in practice for decades, combustible dust fires and explosions within additive manufacturing industries continue to occur, causing extensive property damage, and casualties. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s new "Call to Action" focused on combustible dusts hazards further exemplify the need for continued awareness, protection, and prevention of these tragedies. While compliance with standards is a must, the need for multi-layered solutions is paramount in avoiding these incidents.

Implementing a sound housekeeping program, installing engineered solutions and promoting awareness are all components of a comprehensive safety program. Dust Hazard Analyses are also extremely advantageous in identifying and mitigating these hazards. No one factor will prevent combustible dust explosions; a comprehensive approach to safety, prevention, and protection is required. Use our whitepaper on combustible dust for IAM as a guide to understanding and implementing the most effective practices to keep everyone safe.

Written by experts at TÜV SÜD GRC, this free white paper covers:

  • Overview of Combustible Dust
  • Major Losses
  • Safety Standards & Renewed Focus
  • Loss Control Strategies
  • Use of Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) & Explosion Protection
  • Conclusion

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