Wood Paper/Pulp Industry

FAI offers comprehensive services for characterizing, preventing and mitigating fires and explosions due to combustible dust. 
Wood Processing Plant

Testing Support

  • Develop a cost effective test strategy to characterize material handled at a wood pellet manufacturing facility
  • Perform dust explosion testing to determine moisture content, particle size, explosion severity and sensitivity to ignition

Hazard Assessment

  • Conduct an on-site dust hazard assessment based on applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
  • Facilitate a process hazard analysis (PHA) to address fire and explosion hazards for their facility with a focus on combustible dust hazards.

Risk Assessment

  • Prioritize high risk scenarios and worked with the customer to develop appropriate and cost effective protection strategies.

Safety Program Development

  • Support development of combustible dust programs including housekeeping, electrical area classification, preventative maintenance and training. 

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