How do established businesses like Badger Anodising (Birmingham) Ltd. prevent such accidents in their facilities? For one, they make use of dust collection systems to safely shunt the aluminium powder (at a minimum velocity of 4,500 feet per minute) through a series of ducts and into a designated collector. The ductwork itself must have an aluminium fine concentration of no more than 0.040 ounces per cubic feet, and the equipment used for collection must be well-grounded to prevent static electrical discharges.
Meanwhile, employees are advised to conduct regular inspection and cleaning of all work areas where aluminium dust may be generated; these include floors, walls, and piping. Potential sources of ignition such as blowtorches and gas-fired heating implements should align with local fire safety codes and a strict No Smoking policy must be enforced at all times. When handling and storing aluminium fine, employees must wear the proper safety gear (gloves, goggles, respirators, etc