Well-running dust collection systems require a good design. However, to
design the system correctly, you need to know about your dust. Is it is
explosive? How easily is it ignited? How big are the particles? And what is the
particle size distribution? We offer the following tests to help you define your
dust to select the best technology for your application.
Particle size analysis—Provides a particle size distribution of your
dust. This allows you to pick the proper technology(s) for your application and
calculate removal efficiency. Recommended for every system.
Explosibility Screening—A Go/No Go test to rule whether your dust is
explosive or combustible. Highly recommended in the NFPA (National Fire
Protection Association) standards, this test helps you protect your workers and
your facility from explosions. This simple test determines if additional
protections are required for your system.
Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE)—This test determines the threshold at
which your dust will combust. This helps you design your system and surrounding
equipment, to make sure you don't accidentally cause a fire or explosion.
Minimum Explosive Concentration (MEC)—This test discovers the
minimum concentration at which an explosion will occur. It allows you to design
a system to operate below the minimum level, therefore not requiring additional
Kst & Pmax—This test tells you how quickly an explosion will
propagate and how powerful it will be. It is required for designing of explosion
protection equipment. Highly recommended test if the Go/No Go test comes back
Minimum Auto-Ignition Temperature (MIT)—This test tells you what
temperature your dust will ignite. It is a good test to run if you are operating
at high temperatures and with combustible dust.
Limited Oxygen Concentration (LOC)—Determines the minimum
concentration of oxygen required for the dust to combust. This is important if
you want to protect the system by blanketing the system with nitrogen or other