If your facility or equipment handles combustible dust, you're required to:

Protect Workers

Protect workers from explosions or fires resulting from a combustible dust incident.

Comply with standards and regs

Comply with standards and regulations concerning combustible dust hazards and protective methods.

Support and service

Document and submit upon inspector’s request how fire and explosion safety is achieved and maintained.

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We help you meet these obligations through the following steps:


Tell Us Your Problem

Talk with a Fike consultant to discuss your risks and safety goals and begin to develop an action plan.

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Conduct Risk Assessment

Fike may complete a Dust Hazard Analysis or Explosion Protection Document to strategize how to reduce the risk of combustion.

Schedule a Fike DHA/EPD

Define Protection Strategy

If explosion protection is required, Fike will walk you through our recommended solutions based on reliability and cost.

Build Your Protection System

Design & Implement Systems

Fike will design a system for your unique process and may install, commission and service the explosion protection system.

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Risk Assessment

If your facility stores, handles or processes combustible materials, NFPA and ATEX standards require a risk assessment to be completed and documented into a final report. Learn how our team can help complete each process of a risk assessment, including identifying your hazards, analyzing your dust, reviewing your safeguards and prioritizing recommendations - all documented in an easy-to-read report for your use and to comply with your regional standards.

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Selecting The Right Explosion Protection Partner

When searching for an explosion protection provider, do you know which services are important to your business? Do you know the right questions to ask?

Fike partnered with the team at Dust Safety Science to create the following checklist which details all of the capabilities an explosion protection provider should possess to help you reach combustible dust safety.

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Protecting Your Equipment

Every industrial process has its own equipment, geometries, materials and hazards, making “one-size-fits-all” explosion protection impossible. Fike’s decades of experience, system design team and comprehensive explosion mitigation systems ensure we have the solutions to reliably protect each of your unique applications.

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Dust Collectors

Because an industrial process’ finest combustible dust is stored in these vessels, dust collectors are one of the most common areas to experience a deflagration.

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Numerous parts such as bearings, pulleys and the belt may become misaligned and create sparks in the head or boot where dust clouds are often present.


While materials such as grain, coal, wood chips and agricultural goods are conveyed into the silo, a combustible dust cloud is often created.


While cyclones have a low risk of supporting the initial combustion, they still must be protected from explosions occurring in connected equipment.


Malfunctioning lithium ion batteries will produce explosive off-gas, so BESS units without proper fire suppression or ventilation systems must be protected with explosion vents.

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