Aluminium Dust – An Explosion Waiting to Happen

Sep 29, 2021 | Workplace Safety

Fine and toxic dusts pose a real threat to a business, especially those that are combustible. Therefore, it is fundamental to contain and remove them to protect operators’ health and safety, along with the building and contents.

Aluminium is one of the most copious metals known to man, and occurs naturally in soil, water, and dirt. It is extremely resilient and cannot be destroyed in the environment. Therefore, can only change its form or, become attached or separated from particles. Due to its abundance, it is used across a wide range of industries, including foundries, food production, manufacturing, and automation.

In dust form, aluminium is combustible.

Aluminium dust can be highly explosive and needs to be dealt with correctly to avoid danger to the operator and work environment. It’s explosive nature depends mostly on the granulometry and composition. That is, it’s particularly explosive when found in the form of atomized dust, making this material highly volatile when in contact with the air. An explosion caused by aluminium dust would detrimental to your business.

At Australian Industrial Vacuum we offer Delfin Vacuum Systems that are designed to contain and remove combustible dust from the environment safely. These quality designed systems meet IECEx Certification – which is the only approved standard within Australia for dealing with combustible dusts. They feature a high efficiency Antistatic Star Filter, along with an additional HEPA Filter. The HEPA filter provides an efficiency of 99.995% on .2 micron. This removes the risk of explosions as all fine particles will be controlled. Despite their efficiency, they are extremely low maintenance and durable.

Click here to learn more about our Combustible Dust Vacuum Systems

Prevent danger and risk associated with aluminium through investing in a quality dust vacuum that is suitable for your workspace. You can rest easy at night knowing that you are providing a safe space for everyone. Contact us today to discover more about our combustible dust vacuums, and we can help find the right one for your needs.

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