dust explosion testing

In industries like manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and mining, combustible dust poses a significant hazard. To prevent catastrophic incidents like dust explosions and fires, comprehensive testing is crucial. These tests assess the explosibility and flammability of various dust types, identifying materials prone to explosion or fire. This knowledge helps implement safety protocols such as ventilation, dust control, explosion prevention and protection as well as ignition source management. Regulatory bodies like OSHA and NFPA provide guidelines for handling combustible dust, and testing ensures compliance.

Testing results also influence equipment design and maintenance in dust-prone industries, minimizing ignition risks.
Prime Process Safety Center has the expertise in conducting dust explosibility testing, utilizing highly experienced lab staff and state-of-the-art equipment ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies and offering complimentary recommendations for various applications.

Go/No Go
Explosibility Screening

Minimum Ignition Energy
(MIE) Dust Cloud

Layer Ignition Temperature
(LIT / MIT layer)

Limiting Oxygen
Concentration (LOC) Test


Burn Rate/Fire
Train Test

Minimum Ignition
Temperature Cloud (MIT Cloud)

Severity (KST)

Particle Sieve

Water Reactivity

Minimum Ignition
Temperature Layer (MIT Layer)

Minimum Explosible
Concentration (MEC) Test

Moisture Content