THE NEED FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION IN DUST COLLECTORS
The NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, now mandates that where a
dust fire hazard exists, a fire protection system must be provided. This means most industrial and
commercial dust collectors need to be fitted with a manual or automatic fire suppression system.
This requirement is retroactive when and where OSHA or local authorities deem it to be. Failure to
comply can result in fines or business disruption following a mandate to cease operations until a
facility comes into compliance.
GASEOUS SYSTEMS VS. WATER
Sprinklers are sometimes used to protect dust collectors from fire, but they present their own
unique challenges and risks:
1) Limited to use in areas not prone to freezing, i.e. indoors.
2) Potential rust hazard for various dust collector components.
3) Greater potential for collateral damage from caking of dust in collector and filters.
THE PRE-ENGINEERED DIFFERENCE
Because our system is pre-engineered, selecting the right solution for your dust collector is
easy. Argon is for metal dust hazards, CO2 for non-metallic flammable dusts. Sizing information is all
that is required to have a quotation in your hands in minutes.
Contact a member of our team for more information!