Combustible Dust Removal Reduce the risk of explosion or fire, and improve the air quality of your facility

Combustible dust accumulates on virtually all horizontal surfaces
Combustible dust accumulates on virtually all horizontal surfaces

Combustible dust in an industrial setting creates a dangerous risk of explosion or fire. Even a very thin layer of this dust increases the chances of harm to the facility and its employees. In fact, The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that led to the deaths of 119 workers, injured 718, and extensively damaged numerous industrial facilities.  As a result, the US House of Representatives passed the Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act in 2008.[1]  Insurance companies now require certain facilities to have combustible dust removed to reduce the risk of inhalation and explosion. These are crucial reasons for the removal of combustible dust in your facility.

Industrial One Cleaning’s combustible dust removal services expertly and safely remove accumulated dust & debris from the rafters, ceiling joists, and anywhere else combustible dust is found via a distinct contact vacuuming process. Our professionals use a full safety program, are certified through OSHA, and observe all safety requirements. Our technicians use specialized equipment, such as the HafcoVac, which creates intrinsically safe air. This machine eradicates static charge and uses suppressed air, which eliminates the need for electricity and therefore reduces risk of ignition. Air that goes into the vacuum does not recirculate, trapping all combustible dust inside the machine. All equipment is grounded, further reducing risk of explosion. We then complete the job with a thorough washing of any surface. The results are outstanding!

We are eager to employ our knowledge and experience to your facility.  The result is an environment that is clean and – most importantly – safe for your employees.

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[1] “H.R. 5522 – Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2008.” H.R. 5522 – Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2008. N.p., 1 May 2008. Web. 23 June 2014. <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?packageId=BILLS-110hr5522rfs>.