Canadian Biomass Magazine

Fire safety in wood processing facilities

June 6, 2017
By John Bachynski

For the last five years most woodworking facilities have seen an increase in efforts to ensure wood processing facilities which create combustible dust meet the safety standards as defined by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). In several instances this is their first exposure to the NFPA and how it affects safety and cost.

NFPA codes are the basis of the fire code of Canada and have specific sections for industry fire and explosion safety can be found online at including for example, building sprinkler systems, electrical equipment, wood combustible dust, agricultural combustible dust and explosion prevention. In total there are over 100 NFPA code sections. READ FULL ARTICLE.

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