Canadian Biomass Magazine

WPAC to hold Japan Safety Workshop to address the risks of silo fires

October 31, 2023
By Wood Pellet Association of Canada

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and FutureMetrics with media partner Canadian Biomass will hold a safety workshop in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14, 2023, addressing the risks of silo fires.

Silo fire prevention and suppression requires a unique approach. Risks associated with material handling and self-heating can lead to combustible dust fires and explosions, structural collapse and operation interruptions.

“Safer Biomass Handling and Silo Operations: Preventing Fire and Explosions” is an important workshop for anyone in the biomass industry using silos, bins, bunkers, or other bulk storage vessels to store biomass fuels such as wood pellets, wood chips and PKS. It will also be highly relevant to first responders that may be called out to respond to silo fires.

Topics will include considerations for handling and storing biomass; causes of silo fires and explosions; ignition prevention; silo firefighting techniques and procedures; personnel safety; fire prevention methods; first responder training; and case studies.


To learn more and register for this event click here.


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