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Need to vent? Talk to an expert

Biomass Engineering & Equipment's Joel E. Dulin shares practical advice on conveyor explosion venting.

Deciphering the dust hazards analysis

Jeramy Slaunwhite with Rembe explains the what, why, when, where and how of dust hazard analysis in facilities that deal with combustible particulate.

Making pellet operations safer by isolating the problem

WPAC, BC Forest Safety Council and Dalhousie University recently partnered on an initiative to improve pellet industry practices regarding equipment isolation with an eye on minimizing the impact of potential combustible dust fires, explosions and deflagrations within wood pellet plants.
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Fire prevention strategies in biomass pellet production and use

Fagus GreCon's Tom Burniston shares an overview of field-proven automated fire prevention solutions to help protect people, premises and enable uninterrupted process and production in the wood pellet industry. » Learn more...

Lessons from the past: the Murray Grain Elevator explosion

Rose Keefe with DustEx Research shares the story of the Murray Grain Elevator explosion. “… the events that led up to the disaster continue to replicate themselves today, and not just in the grain handling industry. Every year several people are injured and even killed in explosions at sawmills, pellet production plants, and woodworking facilities, and if lessons aren't learned, more lives and livelihoods are likely to be lost.” » Learn more...

The importance of blast zones

The VETS Group's Francis Petit and Erin Rayner outline strategies for creating a clear and efficient pathway for fire and possible subsequent deflagration to exit a building in the safest, most direct path possible. » Read more...

Top 5 FAQs about a Dust Hazard Analysis

Fike’s Brian Edwards answers some of the most common questions received by their team about dust hazard analysis and what it means for the biomass industry. » Read more...

Catching lightning in a bottle

David Murray with The Gorman Group shares ways to prevent combustible dust complacency in the face of competing risk priorities. » Read more...

Scaling Up 2022

Nov. 7-9, 2022
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