Combustible Dust Producing Operations Inspections Checklist (California) Mobile App
Combustible dust is considered to be a finely divided solid material which could be ignited by a flame, spark or another source of ignition when released into the air.
How does it work?
Typically, the particle size needs to be 420 microns or less to be considered dust. Businesses that produce this size dust particles, such as a plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, cocoa, magnesium, spices or sugar, will need to be inspected by the fire department to ensure safe operations and prevention of fires. Equipment that processes those type of materials will need to be properly ventilated and have an approved dust collection system. Storage systems also pose potential hazards such as grain silos. This app for Combustible Dust Producing Operations Inspections Checklist (California) should be used by a fire inspector when conducting inspections on businesses that handle combustible dust.