Continuous Ambient Dust Monitoring

To help prevent combustible dust explosions in industrial facilities, InDust, LLC recommends installing Sintrol indoor dust monitoring devices. These dust detectors are designed to be permanently mounted in explosive dust or non-explosive dust rated industrial areas. Therefore, they can be located in manned and unmanned locations. This device will continuously monitor ambient dust concentrations and alert operations when levels become unacceptable. Our dust monitoring system can interface with your facility’s existing SCADA system, chart recorder, or other data logging software to continuously trend dust concentration levels.

Industries using Continuous Ambient Dust Monitors:

Bakeries, pet food, chemical, feed mills, foundries glass, grain mills, mining, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastics, power plants and textiles.

Environmental Dust Monitoring in Ducts and Stacks

Continuous particulate monitoring on the exhaust side of a dust collection system are designed to alert clients when a malfunction in the dust collection system occurs.  It can indicate which stack or duct contains the broken bag leak saving you time, energy, and manpower.  Therefore, Sintrol monitors enhance dust filtration system management, reduce plant operating expenses and provide clients with an additional monitoring tool to stay in compliance with air pollution requirements.

The WHY behind the science

Why use Continuous Indoor Dust Monitors?

Combustible Dust Explosions are a serious concern to anyone in the processing business. A CSB (Chemical Safety Board) study found that 281 dust-related incidents from 1980 to 2005 killed 119 workers and injured 718. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who sets the standards to protect facilities from fire and explosion risks, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) who is enforcing these standards with increasing vigilance are both generating stricter regulations. Therefore, the need for fugitive dust monitoring systems is becoming increasingly more prevalent. Millions of dollars are lost every year due to fires and explosions.

Why do these explosions occur?

Dust fires and explosions are triggered by five events happening simultaneously, this is called the Dust Pentagon. When a dust fire ignites, it is called deflagration. When primary deflagration occurs, a shock wave is then sent around the process equipment, causing accumulated dust in the room to go into suspension (chain reaction). Once the fire escapes from the process, it creates a source of ignition for the now looming dust cloud in the area. This is secondary deflagration. The results of both primary and secondary deflagration are often deadly and expensive.



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