Mac Process is your explosion protection resource center

Explosive Dust Protection Vent on MCF Dust CollectorThe regulations put forth by OSHA and the NFPA regarding the handling of combustible dusts are intended to protect your employees and facilities from explosions fueled by combustible dust. 

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OSHA recommends that NFPA standards be consulted for the explosion protection design requirements of process equipment. The standards include significant new responsibilities for the owners of enclosures requiring explosion protection.

Explosion Protection Data Sheet
Central Vacuum System Data Sheet

Mac Process wants to help you meet your obligations under these new requirements.

There are three primary methods of explosion protection:

  • Venting
  • Containment
  • Suppression

Each of these methods of explosion protection offer varying degrees of cost and flexibility depending on the enclosure and its location. Trained Mac Process experts can assist you in understanding the explosion protection methods available and aid you in selecting the right one based on your unique needs.

  • Wide range of application experience.
  • Dust-tight pneumatic systems for containment.
  • Filtration technologies integrated into your process, or used as ancillary dust collection.
  • Custom central vacuum systems handles floor and wall cleaning.
  • In-house explosion vent sizing.
  • Comprehensive best-of-breed partnerships with explosion protection experts and vendors.
  • Complete Mac Process turn-key solutions include engineering, custom fabrication, installation and preventative maintenance.

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