The Biomass Combustion Safety in Industry course educates owners, operators, emergency personnel and regulators of the risks involved with industrial equipment that produces synthetic gas (syngas, otherwise known as producer gas).
- Examine traditional biomass combustion systems vs. modern 2-stage combustion systems.
- Examine theory of combustion
- Discuss types of equipment that produce Syngas (or Producer gas) in industry
- Discuss various types of safety interlocks on various types of syngas (or producer gas) in industry
- Discover the "do's and don'ts" of storing and handling various types of wood fiber
- Understanding of the risks and practices associated with syngas in wood-fiber drying equipment
- Maintenance practices, training and due diligence of equipment and operating personnel, including maintenance trades
- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Classroom session with face-to-face lecture followed by a field tour of several types of equipment housed at UNBC's biomass site and other sites.
Up to 8 instructional hours.
This course is suitable for owners and operators of wood-fired biomass systems, pellet-producing systems, MDF-producing systems and OSB-producing systesm; as well as, power engineer graduates, WorkSafe BC safety officers, fire department personnel, and BC Safety Authority safety officers.
08:30am: Orientation and introductions
08:45: Traditional biomass combustion systems vs. modern 2-stage combustion systems.
09:15: Theory of combustion.
09:30: Discussion on the types of equipment that produce syngas in industry.
10:15: Discussion on the various types of safety interlocks on various types of syngas producing equipment.
11:00: Do’s and don’ts of storing and handling various types of wood fiber.
12:00: Lunch (UNBC Cafeteria, not paid)
13:00: Maintenance and due diligence of equipment & personnel.
14:00: Tour of UNBC’s BioEnergy Systems
16:30: Course review, evaluation and wrap up.
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Kevin Ericsson, Infrastructure Manager & Chief Engineer of the University of Northern BC and owner of Cariboo Biomass Consulting services has more than 30 years of hands-on biomass systems experience in industries such as co-generation, plywood, MDF, Pellet & OSB. This also includes operations and maintenance, shutdown management, project management & commissioning as well as safety audits on systems all over Canada and the U.S. Kevin also specializes in operator training and implementation of maintenance process streamlining which results in fire and explosion prevention.