The dust blast is designed to demonstrate the hazards of dust explosions. When dust particles become aerated at the base of a fire and oxygen is added to the mix, a high-velocity explosive combustion can occur. Preventing this kind of dust explosion requires special fire-fighting strategies.
- Demonstrate the hazard of dust explosions.
- Demonstrate how a material that is not generally flammable suddenly becomes combustible when it is airborne in tiny droplets or particles.
- Use different types of powders to simulate different kind of dust explosions and show why one powder is so much more combustible compared to another.
- Show your trainees what conditions are necessary for combustion.
- Teach trainees the danger of combustion in everyday life.