Dust explosions are a potentially devastating disaster that is completely avoidable. There is enough dispersed combustible material in the air to increase dust explosions in confined spaces.
A major risk for any industrial workplace, is the rapid combustion of fine particles in the air. Dust explosions occur anywhere that there is enough dispersed combustible material in the air. They are particularly dangerous in confined spaces where the explosive power, under extremely high pressure, can cause flying shrapnel, which is a danger to both employees and equipment.