Dustiness Testing of Bulk Powders to EN 15051-2:2013+A1:2016

Important in material characterisation, dustiness evaluation is needed for all bulk powders under REACH. 

At the IOM, we help you to stay compliant with regulation whilst mitigating the risks to people and processes associated with bulk powders. Our dustiness testing services are conducted using the rotating drum method, provide valuable insights to help you handle materials safely. 

Identifying and Minimising Exposure Risks 

Dustiness testing allows us to assess the propensity of materials to generate airborne dust during handling. By accurately measuring inhalable, thoracic, and respirable dustiness mass fractions, we can help you identify and understand the potential exposure risks faced by your workers. This knowledge allows you to put in place effective control measures to safeguard their health and well-being.  

Ensuring Compliance with REACH 

All handling of bulk powders require compliance with REACH. Our dustiness testing services gives you all the information you need to stay compliant. Materials are classified as outlined in the European standard, as detailed below: 

Process improvement and protecting worker health  

A thorough understanding allows you to optimise ventilation and filtration systems, reduce material loss, and prevent contamination of machinery and products. Meaning staff are being kept safe from occupational disease and processes are more efficient and cost-effective. 


Other material characterisation testing 

Our dustiness testing is just one aspect of our comprehensive material characterisation services. We go beyond dustiness evaluation to provide you with a better understanding of your materials. By analysing particle size distribution, moisture content, and bulk density, we offer valuable insights that inform risk assessments and give context to control measures that may be in place. 

Our additional specialised characterisations, including SWFF analysis, nanoparticle characterisation, and morphology & chemical analysis, further enhance your understanding of potential exposure to dust, elemental composition, and bio-durability, enabling you to make well-informed decisions to protect both your workers and your operations. 

Take proactive steps to evaluate and mitigate dust-related risks in your bulk powder handling processes. Contact us today.