(800) 645-3475 questions@nilfisk.com

Do you have combustible dust housekeeping questions? Ask your local vacuum salesman (yes they DO still exist!)

Posted on September 21, 2010

As most of you know the term combustible dust is often followed by many question marks (???????) What is combustible dust? Do I have combustible dust? How do I get rid of combustible dust? How do I decrease my risk of a combustible dust fire/explosion? Do I need an explosion proof vacuum? For this reason we’ve made sure our 17 district managers (your local sales reps) stationed across the United States and Canada have received proper training on all things combustible dust. They are well versed in the proper housekeeping procedures required to keep dust levels below 1/32″ while meeting regulatory guidelines (NFPA 654 and OSHA Combustible Dust NEP).  Most of our reps are only a few hours drive away from your facility (maybe even closer) and have received extensive training in order to perform combustible dust facility assesments  so they can best recommend what vacuum cleaner and accessories (like those for overhead cleaning) are right for your needs.  Our reps also regularly schedule on-site training sessions to teach employees how to properly use our vacuum cleaners. (Because unfortunately just buying the right vacuum cleaner isn’t enough to decrease your combustible dust risk; you have to use it consistently as part of a solid housekeeping program!)   In the next few weeks, I’ll  be posting small blurbs about your local Nilfisk CFM reps so you can get to know them better. But in the meantime, if you want to know more (including past success stories) or get in touch with your local rep, let me know. You can also visit our rep finder on www.nilfiskcfm.com or visit our combustible dust focus site at www.explosionproof-vacuum.com.

Nilfisk CFM Local Reps Trained in Combustible Dust Housekeeping:

Kim Kanis: PA & parts of NY

Mike Piscetelli: NYC and surrounding areas, DE, NJ

Ray McCarthy: New England States

Steve Mitchell: D.C. area, VA, and WV

Rick Stegbauer: FL, GA, AL

John Vielhaber: MI, IN, OH

Mark Ramos: WY, NE, UT, CO, KS, OK, MO, AR

Bruce Gordon: AZ, NM, TX, LA

Craig Spence: Southern CA, HI

Rob Millard: NV, CA

Jim Brazil: WA, OR, MT, ID, Western Canada

Canada: Nick Polimeni in Toronto and Jean Francois Painchaud in Quebec and New Brunswick