Tips for Reducing Threats for Industrial Fires

Industrial fires are serious, but there are several things you can do at your facility or factory to minimize the likelihood of an industrial fire. First of all, it is important to know how they usually start. The most common causes of industrial fires are:-

1. Combustible Dust Fires

A combustible dust is any dust or fine material that has the potential to catch fire and explode when it is mixed in the air. Many times, materials that are normally considered non-flammable can act as combustible when fine particles are mixed with air in a particular concentration.

Combustible dust happens in two waves. A primary explosion causes particles to become airborne, and then the dust cloud can ignite and cause a secondary explosion, much more severe than the first. Combustible dust can bring down entire facilities.