Dust explosion protection in Europe

Metal dusts are explosive

along with dusts of organic origin. Typical examples of metals which form explosive mixtures in a dispersed state are:

- aluminium,
- magnesium,br /> - titanium,
- zinc,
- their alloys.


Metal dust explosions account for around 5% of all combustible dust incidents.

When machining metal parts, dust is released which, when mixed with air, forms an explosive dust/air environment.
The majority of dust explosions occur in the machining of metal surfaces:
- grinding;
- cutting;
- various types of abrasive blasting.

In the automotive industry, the production of aluminium wheel rims, light-alloy components and brake systems is the most explosive.

Aluminium window profile manufacturers also pose a risk.

CNC machines can generate explosive dust and air emissions when machining metal parts.

The most dangerous industries for dust explosions in metal processing are those in which aluminium and its alloys are handled. The difference in characteristics of organic dusts with a reduction in dispersion can vary by tens of per cent, whereas the characteristics of aluminium dusts vary by hundreds of per cent. In general, the lower the dispersity of the metal dust, the more destructive the effects of an explosion can be.

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What we offer

  • Conform to MS GOST, ATEX, NFPA standards

  • Prevent an explosion of dust-air mixtures

  • Reduce risks and prevent losses from dust explosions

  • Approval of the explosion protection project from the supervisory authorities


  • 1

    Improving health and safety at work, protecting the lives and health of staff

  • 2

    Protecting property and process equipment from destruction

  • 3

    Avoiding long production stoppages

  • 4

    Reducing the risk of damage and economic loss

Solutions for the safety of your production

Turnkey explosion protection system for industrial metalworking equipment

The complete explosion protection system for your plant, from site explosion analysis to the integration and commissioning of the explosion protection system.

Turnkey explosion protection system for industrial metalworking equipment

Explosion protection for aspiration systems

A solution for production safety in the event of an aspiration filter explosion by reducing the explosion pressure inside the filter and cutting off the explosion from adjacent equipment.

Explosion protection for aspiration systems

Explosion protection for pneumatic conveying systems

Systems for production safety and explosion prevention in adjacent equipment units with HRD barrier or GATEX gate valve.

Explosion protection for pneumatic conveying systems

Explosion protection for tanks and hoppers

Explosion protection solution for hoppers, silos and other vessels by depressurisation and explosion suppression, and protection against adjacent equipment by cut-off.

Explosion protection for tanks and hoppers

Explosion risk analysis (ATEX audit)

Expert explosion safety audit of your plant for compliance with ATEX and industry standards.

Explosion risk analysis (ATEX audit)

Dust explosion hazard assessment

Analysis and development of explosion protection documentation (EPD/DHA audit), dust explosion hazard analysis studies with an individual step-by-step assessment approach.

Dust explosion hazard assessment

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