Drum Dryer Symposium

The Drum Dryer Symposium was held April 4, 2024. Hosted by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada in collaboration with the BC Forest Safety Council and media sponsor, Canadian Biomass, the symposium was attended by over 100 people across Canada.

Drum dryers present the risk of fires and explosions due to combustible dust, as well as conditions that can lead to the generation and accumulation of combustible gas. The symposium included presentations from producers and subject matter experts on learnings and experiences, the current state of and new approaches to drum dryer safety.

A working group has been established to examine trends, identify opportunities for improvement, and formulate recommendations. Resources will be created and shared to help support the continuous improvement of dryers and the enhancement of the sector’s safety culture. Visit the Drum Dryer Initiative page for updates.

Watch the webinar or download the presentation below.

Agenda and bios