After several months of testing, Delfin Industrial is pleased to announce a complete range of NRTL certified (ETL listed) industrial vacuum cleaners for use in hazardous locations.
The new range of vacuum systems is now Intertek ETL listed, certifying the conformity to the National Electric Code section 500 and the NFPA 652 standard’s housekeeping recommendations.
The range of industrial vacuums includes:
– A wide range of Class II Division 2 Group F & G certified vacuum cleaners for operation in locations in which combustible dust may be found, most of the times in closed systems or containers.
– Class I Division 1 Group D and Class II Division 1
F & G vacuum cleaners, for operation in locations with combustible dust or flammable vapors/gases, with a concentration of hazards under normal operations or caused by frequent maintenance
WHY CHOOSE A CERTIFIED VACUUM CLEANER TO DEAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE DUST?
Dealing with combustible dust is a major threat for many industrial manufacturing companies and certified equipment assures safe collection of combustible dust in classified and non-classified environments.
This is why OSHA and NFPA have developed standards to apply in order to properly deal with combustible dust and avoid any risk.
NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM – OSHA
OSHA provides guidance that all industries must follow called NEP (National Emphasis Programs), which lists recommended housekeeping and maintenance procedures.
Even though the NEP is not an actual standard, this does not mean that there are no penalties for non-compliance. These programs can be used for regular citations.
The recommended procedures include:
Detailed working environment cleaning program, defining the materials which may be combustible, the processes to avoid explosions, hidden areas in the facilities that have to be checked regularly and sources of ignition.
Per these NEP programs; use of industrial vacuum systems is the best and safest choice for cleaning
Only use certified equipment for the application, both as outlined by the environment (hazardous locations) or for safely picking up the dust type in the environment (combustible or non-combustible) as identified in your dust testing and Dust Hazard Analysis. Every facility with a combustible dust is required to produce a dust hazard analysis report on demand after September 8, 2018.
STANDARD ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF COMBUSTIBLE DUST – NFPA 652
The NFPA 652 standard was created to help industrial manufacturing to deal with combustible dust in industrial environments.
The standard applies to all facilities that manufacture, blend, package, repackage, convey, or handle combustible dust or particulate solids that may become dust (even in presence of non-classified environments) and states that each plant must have:
– A copy of their dust type testing on file and available for immediate review
– A complete Dust Hazard Analysis in order to prevent dust related hazards
-Documented housekeeping procedure listing these methods of cleaning in order:
Properly equipped industrial vacuums
Blowguns (only where ignition sources are not present)
Industrial vacuum cleaners are listed as the preferred method of cleaning as they collect and contain dust safely, guaranteeing the highest level of cleaning and hygiene (much more than alternative cleaning systems).
HOW CAN DELFIN INDUSTRIAL VACUUM SOLUTIONS HELP?
Thanks to its experience in the world of industrial vacuum solution, Delfin can help you to minimize combustible dust risk and management by providing efficient and certified solutions.
Our new range of certified industrial vacuums and explosion proof models will help you keep the highest standards of hygiene in your facility while fully complying with the strict regulations here in the US.
Contact us with any questions or requests at 877-205-9015 or firstname.lastname@example.org