The NFPA is a non-governing body of experts who have published recommendations for mill owners/managers having process systems, including dust control air systems, to ensure employee safety by making the working environment as safe as possible.
LDX Solutions can provide mill owners (and/or managers of the NFPA) recommendations regarding their air systems.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published requirements for the design, location, installation, maintenance and use of devices and systems that isolate, vent or contain combustion gases, pressures and flames to ensure the safety of employees.
NOTE: There are some pneumatics companies who choose not to offer NFPA recommendations to make themselves seem more competitive.
Our proposal offers various levels of deflagration protection the owner and/or management may choose between. They includes explosion relief vents and isolation devices typically used as a part of a combustible dust management plan, as required by the National Fire Protection Association. We review the included equipment to insure it meets your plan and it is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
Kst, is the deflagration index of the dust cloud measured in bar-m/sec (pressure rise over time). Pmax is defined as the maximum pressure developed in a contained deflagration and is measured in bar. Material properties (Kst, Pmax ) control the size and the quantity explosion relief vents required. Preliminary sizing of the venting can be made with industry standard values. Material testing at the specific point in the process will allow proper sizing of the venting and related equipment.