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A "What's wrong here' #200361
03/29/11 03:07 PM
03/29/11 03:07 PM
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HotLine1 Offline OP

A "What's wrong here'

The dust within this troff is after a major clean-up by the tenent of this building. The dust is from packaging "potato flakes" & refered to as "potato dust"

All the electrical equipment in the area was covered & filled with this.

Comments appreciated!!
Re: A "What's wrong here' [Re: HotLine1] #200373
03/29/11 06:37 PM
03/29/11 06:37 PM
mbhydro  Offline
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Winnipeg MB Canada
Could this be explosive like grain dust?

I hear the odd time of grain plants having fires from gain dust but never any potato plants going up in flames.

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Re: A "What's wrong here' [Re: HotLine1] #200379
03/29/11 08:07 PM
03/29/11 08:07 PM
Tesla  Offline
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Sacramento, CA
Virtually all food dusts will explode. They're never too far away from carbon dust.

Food storage elevators explode all of the time. It's the dust and some static that does it.

The plant would flunk my hygiene test.

Re: A "What's wrong here' [Re: HotLine1] #200397
03/30/11 10:24 AM
03/30/11 10:24 AM
HotLine1  Offline
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Exactly the point I was conveying to the building owner & the tenant

Re: A "What's wrong here' [Re: HotLine1] #201162
05/16/11 03:09 PM
05/16/11 03:09 PM
HotLine1  Offline
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Brick, NJ USA
Just an update on this. The processing of the product was ceased, and all the equipment was removed!

There was an extensive clean-up of the dust that migrated thru various conduits into other sections of the structure.



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