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Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard

Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard

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Hello,

What is the hazard for a chip plant?

RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard

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

:)

RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard

Explosive Sawdust, proximity to the saw? What are you getting at?

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: Sawmill Chip Plant - Hazard

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

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

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

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

OK, so you have seasoned wood,will it be dry or damp? About the perils in order to determine the hazards?

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