Biomass facilities such as wood processing plants, saw dust mills and sewage works often involve a hazardous mix of dust, gas and vapour. As a result, they continue to present a real explosion risk that needs effective management.

Over the last few decades there have been many explosions within the biomass industry. These could have been avoided if there had been an adequate overpressure protection system in place at the time.

The design of a biomass system for potentially dangerous substances should include a pressure relief device, such as a rupture disc (bursting disc) or an explosion venting panel. As the weak point in a pressurised process, vessel or silo, the disc or panel is designed to burst at a set pressure before an explosion can occur.

Elfab has developed a full range of explosion protection solutions specifically to safeguard this industry. Using our outstanding in-house manufacturing capabilities and extensive testing facilities, we offer a range of reliable, certified opening explosion vents in a wide range of configurations and bolt patterns. This, combined with our ability to tailor the solution to your exact needs, means Elfab has become a trusted supplier within the industry.

Contact us to discuss explosion protection for your biomass operation today.