NFPA Requirements Dictated by Dust Hazard Analysis Results
The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) sets requirements for industrial facilities to minimize the likelihood of a fire-related incident.
Establishing practices that comply with the NFPA’s standards is not only required, it is critical for the health and safety of your workers, and for the preservation of your business.
There have been hundreds of documented explosions due to combustible dust since 1980, and over 100 fatalities have resulted from these explosions.
The NFPA requires that all pertinent facilities undergo a dust hazard analysis to determine the explosive index (Kst) and maximum pressure rise (Pmax) of their dust.
The values of these two indices indicate what kind of dust collection, fire prevention, and explosion protection equipment and procedures are necessary for the plant’s compliance.