Combustible Dust Cleaning

Combustible dust cleaning helps remove explosive airborne and surface dust particles from your facility to help reduce the potential for a related explosion, to prevent injury, and to avoid OSHA violations.

We use Certified Explosion Proof Vacuums Meeting NFPA 652 Requirements

Certified for OSHA Class I, II, III, Division I and II, Groups A, B, C, D, Zone 1 and 21 E, F, G

Compressed air powered, High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA), Explosion Proof, intrinsically safe (i.e. no moving parts, no electricity, and fully grounded) vacuums with grounded hoses to clean surfaces, including silo tank cleaning cranes, lifts, purlins, I-beams, rafters and other high ceilings surfaces.

Combustible dust can fuel explosions that can be avoided. Dust and debris cause costly damage to production equipment and impact the quality of production.

Where does combustible dust originate?

• Chemicals
• Coal and other Fossil Fuels
• Metals
• Paper
• Plastics and Rubbers
• Sugars, Grains and Food
• Textiles
• Wood and Sawdust

Metals such as:
• Aluminum
• Chromium
• Iron
• Magnesium
• Zinc

Food ingredients such as:
• Flour
• Grains
• Sugar
• Spice
• Starch

Other products used in manufacturing, such as:
• Paper
• Pharmaceuticals
• Plastic
• Pulp
• Textiles
• Wood

Safety Equipment & Training:

Safety is our priority. We utilize proper Personal Protective Equipment such as respirators, eye and ear protection, Steel toe boots, and hand protection. Our technicians are trained in OSHA’s 10-Hour Safety, Aerial Lifts, First Aid, and Combustible Dust Safety and Awareness.

Why Do We Clean?

  • Cleaning removes dust, dirt, grease, and other materials commonly found on the surfaces of manufacturing and production facilities.
  • Normal work related vibrations in the facility can shake dust and debris loose, on to the the production equipment and products beneath it.
  • Dirt and debris can become breeding grounds for mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other environmentally unfriendly employee conditions, creating poor indoor air quality. This, according to the EPA, is a leading environmental threat and cause of airborne sickness.
  • Some combustible dusts can become a fire hazard and are frequently identified during insurance, OSHA, and NFPA inspections, and can result in fineable violation.
  • Customer site tours Aesthetic reasons, visible dirt collected on surfaces can make a workplace unattractive.
  • Cleaning is required to prepare surfaces for painting or other maintenance work.

What We Clean:

Commercial and industrial facilities are our focus for Combustible Dust Cleaning, including but not limited to items such as:

• Beams, Purlins, Rafters, and other support members

• Ceiling Trusses

• Conduit

• Ductwork – exteriors and interiors

• Motor housings

• Exhaust hoods and associated ductwork

• Fire suppression systems

• Lighting

• Production Equipment

• Storage racks

• Exposed Plumbing