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June 27, 2019

Building a combustible dust incident database

DustEx Research Ltd. has been developing an online combustible dust incident database so individuals can search, sort, and understand the industries, materials, and equipment often involved in dust fires and explosions. This will help reduce financial and personal losses.

Combustible gas: dryer systems hazards and best practices

Most industrial equipment that produces syngas or combustible gas hasn’t been properly identified and isn’t being properly regulated to prevent explosions, putting the public at risk. Cariboo Biomass Consulting’s Kevin Ericsson shares some best practices to mitigate this risk.

Equipment spotlight: Dust collection and suppression systems in 2019

Canadian Biomass has rounded up some of the newest designs and solutions for handling combustible dust in pellet plants and other wood products manufacturing facilities in Canada.

Properly maintained dryers are safe dryers

Preventative maintenance and routine safety procedures can keep a dryer running longer with fewer shutdowns, and keep employees safe. Thompson Dryers’ Cathryne Scharton shares 15 tips to keep biomass dryers running longer and safer.

Silo safety: Best practices for handling silo fires at wood pellet plants

Several lessons can be learned from past silo fires. Incorrect tactics can destroy buildings and other assets, as well as result in injuries and loss of life. WPAC’s Fahimeh Yazdan Panah shares some best practices.
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Explosion case studies

Explosion suppression case studies

Explosion protection does not differ from industry to industry based on which dust is being processed. What dictates explosion protection methods used from industry to industry is how the explosive dusts are processed/handled. Fike shares some case studies to learn from. » Read more...

Dust collection systems: a summary of controls required to prevent explosions

If a facility’s dust collection system doesn’t include appropriate and adequate hazard controls, a fire, flash-fire or explosion hazard may be present within the system. WorkSafeBC provides an overview of the controls needed to prevent explosions. » Read more...

Dust Safety Week

June 24-28, 2019
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World Biogas Summit

July 3-5, 2019
Location: Birmingham, U.K.
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Biomass to Power North America

July 10-11, 2019
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
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