NFPA Releases New Combustible Dust Video

The organization provides a quick, concise overview of how dust fires and explosions happen and how operations work to mitigate the hazards.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

April 29, 2021

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released a new video on combustible dust fires and explosions as part of its Learn Something New educational series on YouTube.

Using a recent potato starch explosion in Singapore as a springboard to discuss the hazards, NFPA provides an overview of how combustible dust incidents happen, an explanation of the dust explosion pentagon, and relevant NFPA standards.

Viewers also learn how operations use “The 3 Cs” of contain, capture, and clean to mitigate or reduce combustible dust in process equipment and plant environments.

For more information on combustible dust explosions and fires, click here.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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