Introducing the NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

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NFPA Introduces NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

July 27, 2015


Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the world. In the United States alone, 50 combustible dust accidents occurred between 2008
and 2012. To manage the dust-related fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards in industries that use dust collection and handling equipment, or have processes that may generate combustible dust, the  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) introduces the first-time NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.


This important new Standard serves a wide variety of industries including chemical, wood  processing, metals, and agricultural.


In addition to providing new general requirements for managing combustible dust fire and explosion hazards, NFPA 652 directs users to NFPA's appropriate industry- or commodity-specific standards, such as NFPA 61: Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities; NFPA 484: Combustible Metals; NFPA 654: Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids; and NFPA 664: Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities.


NFPA 652 puts all stakeholders on the same page with regard to dusts and their attendant hazards. Chapters include:

•    Definitions

•    General Requirements

•    Hazard Identification

•    Performance-Based Design Option

•    Process Hazards Analysis

•    Hazard Management: Mitigation and Prevention


Developed by experts in fire and explosion safety around combustible dust, first-time NFPA 652 gives installers, contractors, engineers, facility managers, code enforcers, inspectors, and  environmental health and safety (EHS) personnel a single go-to source for the information necessary to safely handle combustible dust in any industry, anywhere around the globe. (Softbound,  approximately 69 pages, 2016)

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  6. Many years ago there was a fire just outside my neighborhood at a business that used plastic for manufacturing. Coming inside I noticed that the air was full of all kinds of dust and debris and I could feel it in my nose and lungs. It actually hurt for a short time after going inside and my neighbors said they experienced the same thing. Dusts can cause all sorts of problems when inhaled.

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