Explosion in China Draws Attention to Combustible Metal Dust

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4 min read Combustible dust accidents continue to make news worldwide, and the most recent incident occurred in Kunshan, China, about 30 miles west of Shanghai. A blast caused by aluminum and magnesium dust at Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co. took place on the morning of August 2, killing 75 and injuring 185. Workers at the facility polished … Read more

Combustible Dust 101

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5 min read There‚Äôs no avoiding dust: it accumulates in our workplaces, our homes and even our cars. Many of us find dust irritating, but we tend to think of it as harmless. In the workplace, this misconception about dust can actually lead to very dangerous situations. Under the right conditions, many types of dust can catch fire … Read more