BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Information on hazards

1. Aluminum

Hazards/effects Measures/regulations
Repair stage 1 and 2: No hazards/effects none
Repair stage 3: (Welding - only E52)
  • Explosion hazard due to high concentration of fine aluminum dust.

    Arising e.g. during straight-through grinding of coated components in the base material and large-surface grinding of bright-finish components.

  • Explosion hazard due to swirling up of fine aluminum dust in cavities.

    Created by the necessary, thorough cleaning of machining surfaces and tools before and after machining aluminum.

  • Avoid high concentration of fine aluminum dust by means of continuous extraction.
  • Use explosion-proof exhaust extraction unit
  • Do not use compressed air when cleaning the workbay.
  • Avoid swirling up dust when cleaning the workbay.
  • Spontaneous combustion of fine aluminum dust when ignition and fire sources are drawn in.

    E.g.: hot swarf, grinding sparks, cigarettes, etc.

  • Do not operate ignition and fire sources in the intake area of exhaust extraction unit.

2. Carbon

Hazards/effects Measures/regulations
Repair stage 1: No hazards/effects none
Repair stage 2 and 3:
  • Explosion hazard due to high concentration of carbon dust.

    Produced when grinding carbon.

  • Explosion hazard due to swirling up of carbon dust in cavities.

    Created by the necessary, thorough cleaning of machining surfaces and tools before and after machining carbon.

  • Avoid high concentration of carbon dust by drawing it off continuously.
  • Use explosion-proof exhaust extraction unit
  • Do not use compressed air when cleaning the workbay.
  • Avoid swirling up dust when cleaning the workbay.
  • Spontaneous combustion of carbon dust when ignition and fire sources are drawn in.

    E.g.: hot swarf, grinding sparks, cigarettes, etc.

  • Do not operate ignition and fire sources in the intake area of exhaust extraction unit.
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