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Are explosion isolation flap valves safe?

Recent test data from Fike proves explosion isolation flap valves are not always tested under real-world conditions, and as a result, many flap valves on the market won’t function as certified.

The importance of particle size when conducting a dust hazard analysis

In every combustible dust category, particle size plays a role in how the material reacts under different conditions. In this article, Fauske & Associates’ Mark Yukich and Ashok Ghose Dastidar look at how different wood samples behave in combustible dust testing trials.

The who, what, when and why of Dust Hazard Analysis

Managing combustible dust hazards is critical to ensure the safety of the plant personnel and operations. Conducting a dust hazard analysis (DHA) is critical to effectively doing so. Rembe’s Jeramy Slaunwhite outlines what a DHA is, why it’s important and what should be included.
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Wood and wood products: loss history from the 2019 Combustible Dust Incident Report

Fires and explosions pose a significant hazard in industries generating or processing combustible dust at their facilities. But how many are actually happening and how severe are they? DustEx Research Ltd. shares the answers in their 2019 Combustible Dust Incident Report. » Read more...

Equipment spotlight: dust collection and suppression equipment 2020

Canadian Biomass shares the latest dust collection and suppression equipment on the market in 2020. » Read more...
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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 by reducing the risk of explosions. Here are 15 tips to keep biomass dryers running longer and safer. » Read more...

Combustible gas: dryer systems hazards and best practices

Workplaces that manufacture engineered wood products or wood pellets may be at risk of fire, deflagration or explosion due to the buildup of combustible off-gas within dryers and drying systems. Kevin Ericsson shares some of the common dryer hazards and best practices to follow. » Read more...