Thursday, June 27, 2019

 Woodworking Dust

How do I know if the National Fire Protection Association/NFPA 664 applies to my woodworking application?

NFPA 664 1.1.2 states that the standard shall apply to any woodworking operation that occupies an area of more than 5,000 ft2 or requires more than 1,500 CFM of flow rate to the dust collector.

How do I know if my dust is explosive? 

Wood dust is considered an explosive dust, however, the processes that generate the wood dust can have an effect on the speed of the explosion along with the pressure that goes along with it. AAF can provide recommendations for where to get your explosive dust tested so explosion equipment can be accurately sized for your application.

 

Need to speak with someone about your woodworking application?

Contact AAF https://www.aafintl.com/en/power-and-industrial/contact-us