Combustible Dust Cleaning Michigan

Michigan Combustible Dust Cleaning and Removal

Daily Facility Services specializes in combustible dust cleaning Michigan. DFS commonly completes projects at Michigan factories, plants, industrial facilities, equipment and machinery where fine particles of dust build up and can result in explosions or fire. Our techs have specialized training, experience and the correct equipment that allows us to safely clean and remove particulates in complex industrial applications.

 

Combustible dust fuels tremendous explosions that can be avoided. Combustible dust and dust control is a huge concern for many Michigan manufacturing and production facilities. In addition, dust, particulates and debris is causing irreparable damage and costly repairs to expensive, sensitive equipment and machinery. Depending on the specific industry, there are great concerns that combustible dust accumulation can create a serious fire and be a potential explosion hazard.

Industrial Explosions and Fires Due To Combustible Dust

A sawdust silo exploded in Kreamer, PA at a plant that 4 incidents in the last 7 years.  An explosion occurred in a foundry in Massachusetts that resulted in 3 deaths and 9 major injuries. Also, a pharmaceutical plant in North Carolina had an explosion that killed 6 and injured 38. In addition, 7 lives were lost in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 were injured. In Georgia a sugar refinery plant left more tragically 14 dead and 38 injured. All these explosions had only one common factor, combustible dust!

industrial dust That Is likely to be combustible

There are several different kinds of dust. With each industry there is different type of dust. It is important to recognize what type of dust is found in each Michigan facility. Certain dusts are listed by OSHA as explosive dust. There are chemical dusts, plastic dusts, metal dusts, agricultural dusts, carbonaceous dusts, etc. Some require explosion proof cleaning with vacuums and equipment that we provide for the professional clean-up.

 

The fines for not cleaning your combustible dust in the facilities is much greater than the cost of cleaning. Recently a grain company was fined $293,000 in penalties for an eight of an inch deep dust in the facility. 

What can be done about Michigan Combustible Dust?

The professionals at Daily Facility Services are highly trained and experienced, using high reaching and high lifting mechanized equipment, along with ladders and scaffolding, and our staff are able to safely access the work areas to allow maximum Michigan combustible dust removal. In addition, We are active certified Members of ISN, the leading Safety Organization, safety is our #1 goal for your Michigan company in eliminating the dangers and doing it safely. We work in compliance with OSHA Standards. 

 

Daily Facility Services is trained in accordance to NFPA 654. NFPA 654 is the standard for the prevention of fire and dust explosions from the manufacturing, processing, and handling of combustible particulate solids and all other applicable regulatory requirements and standards.

 

Please contact us for a free no-obligation estimate or analysis of potential risk at your facility.

How We Work

Use Proper Training and Safety Equipment

Our technicians use proper PPE, including respirators, eye and year protection, steel toe boots, and hand protection, and they are OSHA-certified. Specifically, they are trained in OSHA’s 10-Hour Safety, Aerial Lifts, First Aid, and Combustible Dust Safety and Awareness.

 

Spray Down the Equipment

First, we use foam to spray down any equipment involved in the cleanup process. This reduces the release of dust not just during the cleanup but after we leave as well. Depending on your workplace, the equipment can include beams, purlins, rafters, ceiling trusses, conduit, ductwork, motor housings, exhaust hoods, fire suppression systems, lighting, production equipment, storage racks, exposed plumbing, and more.

 

Vacuum the Dust

Finally, we vacuum away the surrounding dust. For maximum safety, we follow all OSHA- and NFPA-484-standard protocols for combustibles metals.

 

Why We're the Nation's Top coMBUSTIBLE Dust Cleaning Service

With over 20 years of experience in the field, you can rely on Daily Facility Services to deliver a thorough dust cleaning you can rely on. We're also ISNet World Approved, meaning our health, safety, quality, risk, and regulatory credentials have been third-party-verified.

OSHA Michigan Combustible Dust Reference Sheet

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

  • Egg white
  • Milk, powdered
  • Milk, nonfat, dry
  • Soy flour
  • Starch, corn
  • Starch, rice
  • Starch, wheat
  • Sugar
  • Sugar, milk
  • Sugar, beet
  • Tapioca
  • Whey
  • Wood flour
  • Agricultural Dusts
  • Alfalfa
  • Apple
  • Beet root
  • Carrageen
  • Carrot
  • Cocoa bean dust
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut shell dust
  • Coffee dust
  • Corn meal
  • Cornstarch
  • Cotton
  • Cottonseed
  • Garlic powder
  • Gluten
  • Gras dust
  • Green coffee
  • Hops (malted)
  • Lemon peel dust
  • Lemon pulp
  • Linseed
  • Locust bean gum
  • Malt
  • Oat flour
  • Oat grain dust
  • Olive pellets
  • Onion powder
  • Parsley (dehydrated)
  • Peach
  • Peanut meal
  • Peanut skins
  • Peat
  • Potato
  • Potato flour
  • Potato starch
  • Raw yucca seed dust Rice dust
  • Rice flour
  • Rice starch
  • Rye flour
  • Semolina

SOYBEAN DUSTS

  • Spice dust
  • Spice powder
  • Sugar (10x)
  • Sunflower
  • Sunflower seed dust
  • Tea
  • Tobacco blend
  • Tomato
  • Walnut dust
  • Wheat flour
  • Wheat grain dust
  • Wheat starch
  • Xanthan gumCarbonaceous Dusts
  • Charcoal, activated
  • Charcoal, wood
  • Coal, bituminous
  • Coke, petroleum Lampblack
  • Lignite
  • Peat, 22%H20
  • Soot, pine
  • Cellulose
  • Cellulose pulp
  • Cork
  • Corn

CHEMICAL DUSTS

  • Adipic acid
  • Anthraquinone
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Calcium acetate
  • Calcium stearate Carboxy-methylcellulose Dextrin
  • Lactose
  • Lead stearate
  • Methyl-cellulose
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Sodium ascorbate
  • Sodium stearate
  • SulfurMetal Dusts
  • Aluminum
  • Bronze
  • Iron carbonyl Magnesium
  • ZincPlastic Dusts
  • (poly) Acrylamide
  • (poly) Acrylonitrile
  • (poly) Ethylene
  • (low-pressure process)
  • Epoxy resin
  • Melamine resin
  • Melamine, molded (phenol-cellulose)
  • Melamine, molded
    (wood flour and mineral filled phenol-formaldehyde)
  • (poly) Methyl acrylate
  • (poly) Methyl acrylate,
  • emulsion polymer
  • Phenolic resin
  • (poly) Propylene
  • Terpene-phenol resin
  • Urea-formaldehyde/
    cellulose, molded
  • (poly) Vinyl acetate/
    ethylene copolymer
  • (poly) Vinyl alcohol
  • (poly) Vinyl butyral
  • (poly) Vinyl chloride/
    ethylene/ vinyl
  • acetylene suspension
  • copolymer
  • (poly) Vinyl chloride/
    vinyl acetylene
  • emulsion
  • copolymer
  • Dust Control Measures

    The dust-containing systems (ducts and dust collectors) are designed in a manner (i.e., no leaking) that fugitive dusts are not allowed to accumulate in the work area.The facility has a housekeeping program with regular cleaning fre- quencies established for floors and horizontal surfaces, such as ducts, pipes, hoods, ledges, and beams, to minimize dust accumulations within operating areas of the facility.The working surfaces are designed in a manner to minimize dust accumulation and facilitate cleaning.Ignition Control MeasuresElectrically-powered cleaning devices such as vacuum cleaners, and electrical equipment are approved for the hazard classification for Class II locations.The facility has an ignition control program, such as grounding and bonding and other methods, for dissipating any electrostatic charge that could be generated while transporting the dust through the ductwork.The facility has a Hot Work permit program. Areas where smoking is prohibited are posted with “No Smoking” signs.

  • Prevention Measures

    The facility has separator devices to remove foreign materials capable of igniting combustible dusts.MSDSs for the chemicals which could become combustible dust under normal operations are available to employees.Employees are trained on the explosion hazards of combustible dusts.

    PROTECTION MEASURES

    The facility has an emergency action plan. Dust collectors are not located inside of buildings. (Some exceptions)Rooms, buildings, or other enclosures (dust collectors) have explosion relief venting distributed over the exterior wall of buildings and enclosures.Explosion venting is directed to a safe location away from employees.

    The facility has isolation devices to prevent deflagration propagation between pieces of equipment connected by ductwork.

    The dust collector systems have spark detection and explosion/ deflagration suppression systems.

    Emergency exit routes are maintained properly.

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