Combustible dust hazards exist in virtually every industry from foods, pharmaceuticals, metals, woodworking, cosmetics, and plastics to agriculture and more. Many manufacturing facility managers are tasked with figuring out what to have tested and how to collect a sample. This video demonstrates a potential combustible dust hazard sample arriving at Fauske & Associates, LLC's (FAI) testing lab. See how the sample arrives, focusing on examples of material sent that we are unable to test or sample that was shipped in a way that damaged the sample in transit. We also show a sample that has arrived in an appropriate form of packaging that ensured the safe transit of the material.
Once we have received material, it is time to prep the material for testing according to the client’s request and per standards such as NFPA 652. We wrap up by showing the Explosibility Screening or Go/No Go test in the Modified Hartmann Tube and the Combustibility Screening Test of another material.