Canadian Biomass Magazine

Webinar: Analysis of deflagration isolation in wood pellet production

July 7, 2022
By Wood Pellet Association of Canada

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada, BC Forest Safety Council, Dalhousie University and Canadian Biomass magazine are hosting a free Zoom webinar on deflagration isolation in wood pellet production.

Date and time: July 18 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., Pacific time.

Purpose: Outline the report Analysis of Deflagration Isolation in Wood Pellet Production for Safer Operation to enhance the ability of management and decision-makers to effectively consider key areas of focus.


  • Combustible dust hazards and deflagration propagation
  • Overview of deflagration isolation
  • Deflagration isolation methods
  • Common locations for isolation
  • Managing failure modes and degradation factors of isolation methods
  • Incorporating deflagration isolation
  • Other recommended activities for facilities to consider

The webinar will consist of a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.


Process safety and hazard analysis expert Kayleigh Rayner Brown, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., Director of Obex Risk Ltd., will be presenting. Kayleigh has worked in the nuclear, petroleum and aerospace manufacturing industries with an environmental focus and, having completed a master’s in process safety, most recently as been leading hazard analyses in the pellet sector.

Registration is free. We have room for 100 registrants. Registration will be confirmed upon acceptance of a Zoom invitation. Anyone seeking a Zoom invitation may contact Gordon Murray, executive director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada at or by telephone at (250) 837-8821.

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