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Dust collector explosion hazards


February 24, 2016
By John Bachynski

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February 24, 2016 - We are often asked, “What sized wood dust collector poses an explosion hazard?” The short answer is any dust collector exceeding eight cubic feet in volume is considered an explosion risk regardless of how often it is used. 

For an explosion to occur, the dust collector must have sufficient dust to reach the Minimum Explosion Concentration (MEC). This can be achieved after hours of use, as such, if you have used your dust collector, an explosion risk is possible as the finer combustible dust is caked on the filter bags to aid in the filtration efficiency and can be easily suspended during a cleaning cycle or other disturbances. READ FULL ARTICLE.