A Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) is a required assessment by NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust and its related NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. ATEX directives 99/92/EC and Directive 94/9/EC also require dust hazards to be evaluate at facilities throughout Europe.
Fire and explosion risks are present in most industries that manufacture, generate or handle combustible particulate solids and there are many materials that can be explosive in dust form. Where these hazards are present, a DHA is required to identify, assess and mitigate the dangers of fires, deflagration, and explosions from combustible particulate solids.
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