The grain handling industry is very dangerous for the workers involved. People in this industry are exposed to hazards like: fires and explosions from grain dust accumulation, suffocation from engulfment and entrapment in grain bins, falls from heights and crushing injuries and amputations from grain handling equipment.
One of the biggest hazards that can occur in grain silos are the fires and explosions caused by grain dust explosions. According to the United States Department of Labor, over the last 35 years there have been over 500 explosions in the grain handling facility across the US. Grain dust is highly combustible and can burn or explode if enough becomes airborne or finds a hot surface to ignite on.
To prevent dust explosions and fires, factories should have fire protection agents equipped with MIJA’s 2n1 Critical Alert technology. The 2n1 technology is an electronic pressure switch that is integrated with MIJA’s low and high pressure mechanical gauges to accurately inform you of critical gas measurement. The 2n1 technology was designed to eliminate the need for an independent pressure switch and alert you before you reach an unsafe level of gas pressure. If an unexpected grain dust explosion was to occur in a factory, you would not want to be unprepared. If the fire suppression system or extinguisher is not prepared properly when needed the most, you run the risk of losing your facilities, or worse, causing serious injury or death to an employee.
For more information on MIJA’s 2n1 pressure gauges, contact the MIJA Sales team today at 781-871-5750 and learn on how you can prevent fires at your grain silo factory.