The dust found in a woodworking facility gathers on every surface, and its build up can be extremely hazardous. Within this industry, numerous processes can generate enough dust to pose a hazard. The more obvious methods of sawing, planing, routing, and sanding make the list, but other processes, such as sawdust delivery and pellet creation, also add to dust deposits.
Advances in wood production haven’t made dust control any easier. High-efficiency machines create finer dust particles, and their increased production capabilities result in more dust overall. And unfortunately, even the most modern dust collection methods have a hard time keeping up high levels of dust production.
The challenge for wood product facilities is how to handle the accumulation of this combustible dust.