Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard Haldorson (Mechanical) (OP) 13 Oct 16 00:50 Hello, What is the hazard for a chip plant? RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard stookeyfpe (Specifier/Regulator) 13 Oct 16 17:54 Depends on the building height, the height of the chip storage, and what the saw is cutting. Or is this a semiconductor fabrication facility? RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard Sdpaddler50 (Mechanical) 14 Oct 16 02:52 :) [Post Deleted] RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard msquared48 (Structural) 14 Oct 16 21:15 Explosive Sawdust, proximity to the saw? What are you getting at? Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA) RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard DSB123 (Mechanical) 18 Oct 16 09:21 yup thats it wood dust in the right concentration is an explosive risk. All you need is a nice spark!! RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard LCREP (Specifier/Regulator) 19 Oct 16 00:25 See FM data sheet 7-10 WOOD PROCESSING AND WOODWORKING FACILITIES For the info you need on the hazard, FM data sheets are free. RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard chicopee (Mechanical) 19 Oct 16 01:44 Wood dust may not be a hazard if you deal with green wood. As far as the possible hazards, you should state whether you are looking at all or either: property protection, public and employee safety. RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard DSB123 (Mechanical) 19 Oct 16 10:29 chicopee, Most of the wood would be brownish not green - only kidding. But if it "green" wood then I do not think there will be any dust just sludge!!! RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard chicopee (Mechanical) 19 Oct 16 15:55 OK, so you have seasoned wood,will it be dry or damp? About the perils in order to determine the hazards?