NFPA 652 - Standard for Combustible Dust

Protecting People and Assets Through Compliance with NFPA 652

NFPA 652 Testing

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts, provides general requirements for the management of combustible dust fire and explosion hazards and directs the user to appropriate NFPA industry or commodity-specific standards. The standard ensures that fundamental requirements are addressed consistently across industries, processes, and dust types.

Dust Hazard Management

The central component of NFPA 652 is a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), which is required if materials handled and processed have been identified as combustible and/or explosible. It consists of an assessment of materials and processes, an analysis of the hazards posed by these materials and processes and a hazard management plan.

Our senior process safety specialists are uniquely qualified to assess the hazards, evaluate the adequacy of existing controls, and to propose practical measures for ensuring safety of people, facility, and the community. This includes the identification of possible fire and explosion scenarios and the evaluation of existing or proposed hazard-mitigation systems and equipment. We are confident that our well-tried disciplined approach will empower our clients to attain the required life-safety and business continuation objectives and requirements.

We have been conducting specialist Dust Hazard Assessments (DHA) for more than three decades for our clients in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through our accredited laboratory testing facilities and a world-class team of senior process safety specialists with extensive applicable expertise, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients with all the expert services necessary to be in full compliance with all the requirements of NFPA 652. This includes determining combustibility and explosibility hazards of materials, conducting a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), managing identified fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards, and establishing Safety Management Systems.

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