Monday, January 4, 2010

Aluminum Dust Fire at Foundry- 2007

aluminum dust sparked a fire in a dust collector, WISC-TV reported.

"The fine dust just sparked and started the filtering system on fire,"

Lessons learned from the past. NFPA 484: Standard for Combustible Metals is an excellent resource in minimizing the probability and reducing the severity of future incidents. The majority of combustible dust incidents are combustible dust related fires, precursors to potential dust explosions

The article mentions that one worker suffered a flash burn. This is where the importance of workers adjacent to process equipment must don flame resistant clothing (FRC)/PPE to minimize the severity of the effects of thermal radiation from flash fires.

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