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We'll reduce the risk of injury and accident in your workplace by clearing away combustible dust. 

Clean Away Combustible Dust in Your Workplace

Do you operate a dust-prone business? Does your equipment release a lot of dust into the air every single day? If these scenarios sound familiar, it's likely time to invest in a high-quality dust cleaning service. For the sake of your workplace safety, let us help out. 

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What is Explosive Dust?

According to OSHA, it is any combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If dust is suspended in the air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can become explosible. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces (such as aluminum or iron), given the proper conditions, can be explosible in dust form.

The force from such an explosion can cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings.

A wide variety of materials that can be explosible in dust form exist in many industries. Examples of these materials include food (e.g., candy, sugar, spice, starch, flour, feed), grain, tobacco, plastics, wood, paper, pulp, rubber, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dyes, coal, metals (e.g., aluminum, chromium, iron, magnesium, and zinc). These materials are used in a wide range of industries and processes, such as agriculture, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, furniture, textiles, fossil fuel power generation, recycling operations, and metalworking and processing which includes additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Why is Combustible Dust Cleaning Necessary?

The best way to explain why dust cleaning is necessary is with a tragic example.

In 2008, a sugar refinery plant exploded in Georgia, killing 14 people and injuring another 40. Of all things, the explosion was found to be caused by the ignition of sugar dust in the air. 

Worst of all, this tragic incident was deemed by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board to be "entirely preventable" had the plant made any effort to clean away the dust in the air on a regular basis.

2008 Imperial Sugar Refinery Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) 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.

With this example in mind, to avoid similar dangers for your own business, especially if you work in a dust-prone industry, it's necessary to make sure that your air stays free from combustible build-up.

Fortunately, that's where we can help.

Who Needs a Combustible Dust Cleaning?

The reality is that it doesn't matter what kind of business you operate or the industry you work in. If your operations release certain kinds of dust into the air, then you could benefit from a cleaning. The most common combustible dust are produced from wood, plastics, rubbers, fossil fuels, food, paper, textiles, metals, and chemicals.

 

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 Dust Cleaning Service

With over 20 years of experience in the field, you can rely on Clean-Co Systems 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. 

Excavator in a raw sugar storage

 

How Much Does it Cost to Clean Your Dust?

We understand that no two workplaces are the same, which is why we don't use cut-and-paste pricing. Instead, after hearing your needs and assessing your specific workplace, we'll provide you with a competitive, personalized quote. To see how much dust cleaning will cost at your workplace, get a quote from us today. 

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