Gas buildup caused 2020 explosion at pellet plant

Improved safeguards are now in place at the Houston Pellet Plant following an explosion in Nov. 2020. (Houston Today photo)

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A series of explosions at the Houston Pellet Plant on Nov. 25, 2020 which injured four people was triggered when a buildup of unknown combustible gas was ignited by the plant’s natural gas burner used to dry wet fibre, indicates an extensive WorkSafe BC report into the incident.

A vertical orange flame shot out of one of the plant’s stacks while a wave of flame then ignited combustible dust within the plant’s drying machinery.

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Source: Houston Today

 

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