Provided project management services for the engineering, design and installation of an explosion suppression system in the return air from a wood dust collecting baghouse.
Energy savings were achieved by returning 33,000 CFM of extracted air back into the building during the winter season. Due to the explosive dust being handled and the close proximity of the baghouse to the building, an explosion suppression system was the most cost effective solution to safely return the air into the building. Explosion vents and an explosion sensing system was installed on the baghouse along with an explosion suppression system on the return air duct. A safety perimeter was established and access limited. All applicable codes and standards applicable to dust extraction systems were respected in this retrofit.