Safer Operation of Direct-Heated Belt Dryers

Direct-heated belt dryers used in wood pellet plants present the risk of fire and deflagration that could arise from a range of conditions, including ignition sources entering the dryer through air intake, fibre infeed, or propagating from interconnected equipment.

The factsheet on the left summarizes the five steps operators and workers can take to enhance safety of direct-heated belt dryers. If you want to dive deeper, download the full technical report to the right.