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.
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.