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Explosion Mitigation

Shick is familiar with the difficulties faced by manufacturers today of understanding how to comply with NFPA standards and the OSHA National Emphasis Program. At Shick, we assist you in comprehending what these standards mean to you and how they potentially impact your operation. Our goal is to help you make sense of the requirements and implement the most practical solutions for your needs.

Below are documents that pertain to combustible dust compliance in the workplace. Food manufacturers should have familiarity with these documents. Please feel free to contact Shick to discuss these standards and how they can affect your operation.

OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)

 

NFPA 654

Standard for the prevention of fire and dust explosions from the manufacturing, processing and handling of combustible articulate solids.
Guide for determining which processes and vessels require protection

NFPA 61

Standard for the prevention of fire in agricultural and food processing facilities.
Guide for determining which processes and vessels require protection in the Food Industry.

NFPA 68

Standard on Explosion protection by deflagration venting guide for venting of deflagrations.
If you elect to use venting as a means of explosion protection, this document contains the necessary calculations for calculating the vent area required.

NFPA 69

Standard on explosion prevention systems.
Guide for determining the proper design for isolations and explosion prevention.