Explosion Protection

REMBE® explosion protection, venting and isolation equipment protects your employees and facilities from the effects of combustible dust explosions. A REMBE®, INC. representative will work with a team of professionals to find the best solutions for managing your facility’s combustible dust explosion risk. Together, this team will identify the proper mix of explosion protection, venting and isolation equipment for your facility, based on your specific circumstances.  Contact us

Combustible Dust Explosion Protection – Is it Really Necessary?

An explosion is defined as 'A rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner’, usually accompanied by high temperature generation and gas release. Flammable gases, vapors, dusts and ambient oxygen react. An explosion essentially creates a 'shock wave'.

As a result of modern production technologies and increased production capacity, an explosion is a threat companies confront daily. Manufacturing processes create organic or chemical dust as a result of faster machines, automatic conveying systems and more sophisticated air cleaning equipment. All of these increase the risk of a combustible dust explosion. The finer the dust particle, the more severe the dust explosion will be.

International guidelines including NFPA 654, 68, 69, ATEX 95 (valid for manufacturers of machines and plants) or ATEX 137 (valid for operating companies) require companies to consider the consequences of a combustible dust explosion to injured workers and damaged production plants.

Additionally, the significant economic risk to a company due to plant shutdown and business interruption from an explosion, coupled with potentially contaminated product and adverse publicity, cannot be overemphasized.




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