Combustible dust testing
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Combustible Dust Testing

Ensuring Safety, Compliance, and Peace of Mind

Ignoring the hazards of combustible dusts can lead to catastrophic consequences, including loss of life, property damage, legal issues, and production interruptions. DEKRA's Combustible Dust Testing services provide comprehensive solutions to identify, manage, and eliminate these dangers, ensuring a safe and secure working environment.

Navigating the Explosive World of Dust

In industries dealing with explosive dust, the threat of dust explosion is a paramount concern. DEKRA testing services tackle immediate dust hazards, complexities of combustible dust testing and the management of flammable dust. We simplify the complex landscape of combustible dust hazards, ensuring the safety and compliance of your organisation.

Our Approach to Give You Peace of Mind and Mitigate Risks:

Our approach to combustible dust hazards testing is multifaceted, covering consulting, testing, and training. We offer expertise in various areas:
  • Hazard Identification
  • Determining Combustibility and Explosibility Hazards
  • Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
  • Dust Hazard Management
  • Training and Competence Development
  • NFPA 652 Compliance

Our Testing Services

Our testing packages encompass six core areas, tailored to your specific needs:
  • Dust Explosion Screening: Determine explosibility with precision.
  • Ignition Sensitivity: Assess the minimum ignition energy and temperature.
  • Flammable Limits: Discover the limits of oxygen concentration and minimum explosible concentration.
  • Explosion Severity: Measure a powder's explosion severity.
Why choose DEKRA?
Global Expertise

Benefit from our worldwide presence and extensive knowledge.

Reliable Partner

We are the first choice for companies dealing with combustible dust challenges.

Accredited Laboratories

Our ISO 9001 accredited and GLP approved laboratories ensure the highest quality.

Process Safety Experts

Rely on our qualified experts with a passion for developing sustainable safety solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What types of materials qualify as combustible dusts?
A: More than 70% of powders handled in industry are recognised as flammable. Processing powdered sugar, flour, aluminum powder and even aspirin can create significant risk of fire and explosion, and this can occur when the substance is in the form of a layer of powder, a cloud of dust or during decomposition. Of course, there are other sources of combustible dust and new materials are constantly being developed that require testing, but it is important to realize that even substances that are not normally associated with flammability or explosivity can indeed cause disastrous incidents. These materials are made more dangerous by the lack of awareness surrounding them.
Q: What causes a dust or powder to ignite or explode?
Q: How can I get started with confronting these dust hazards?
Q: What are some of the measures that make up a “Basis of Safety”?
Q: What sort of testing is required?
Q: How can DEKRA Process Safety help?