Category Archives: Explosion Proof

Three Classifications for ‘Spark Resistant’ Fans and Blowers

Combustible dust issues have become an important area of focus in the prevention of industrial fires and explosions. The Imperial Sugar refinery disaster in 2008 brought to light the dangers of older facilities using outdated equipment without understanding of the nature of combustible dusts. While today’s plants are designed to address combustible dust hazards, plants […]

NFPA & Combustible Dust Management

Do you have combustible dusts in your operation? A critical new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) development is on the horizon. It is essential that all businesses and facilities that have combustible dust are prepared for the changes. NFPA 652 was issued in 2015, setting a new standard on the fundamentals of combustible dust. This […]

Combustible Dust 101

A serious safety issue facing many industrial environments is the presence of combustible dust. Any fine particulate that as the potential to ignite or explode is considered combustible dust. When combustible dust accumulates on surface areas such as ceilings, rafters, duct, or machinery, this leads to an environment that is highly flammable and explosive. When […]

Explosion Proof Fans – Protection in Volatile Environments

What do paint spray booths, grain silos, and fuel refinery storage facilities have in common? They are all potentially hazardous areas that contain flammable or combustible materials. Safety and regulatory mandates require that certain types of explosion protection systems be installed in these locations to abate the risks associated with the material. Blowers or fans […]