Smart Chain Conveyor Options

In this article, we discuss why customers should add optional components to their chain conveyors and how these components benefit their conveyor systems. What are Options Biomass Engineering & Equipment Offers for their Drag Conveyors? SMART Conveyors™ are highly customizable, and we have the engineering capabilities to design them to spec. Standard options we supply […]

Q&A on Mitigating Conveyor Explosions and Fires, Part 4

What does Biomass Engineering & Equipment offer to Reduce the Risk of Fires and Explosions? Our SMART Conveyors™—high-end drag chain conveyors—are fully enclosed and effectively control dust. They do not use pneumatics, so oxygen isn’t pumped onto the fuel, and their smooth operation means material won’t get jostled around. Unlike many other drag-chain conveyors, the […]

Q&A on Mitigating Conveyor Explosions and Fires, Part 3

How Can I Prevent Fires in My Mill? Short Answer A dust hazard analysis should allow you to identify ways to prevent fires at your facility. Long Answer While a thorough dust hazard analysis is the only way you can determine your fire risks and how to prevent them, there are some things you can […]

Q&A on Mitigating Conveyor Explosions and Fires, Part 2

What are the Potential Sources of Fire at My Mill? The Short Answer Friction and hot processes are the most common source of fires. You must conduct a fire assessment for an accurate picture of all your risks. The Long Answer As required by NFPA 652 4.1, the owner/operator of a facility is responsible for […]

Deluge System for Enclosed Conveyor Fire Mitigation

The 2020 edition of NFPA 664 states that manufacturers must supply fire protection and explosion mitigation systems where fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards exist. Come September when operations are required to complete their dust hazard analysis, we suspect many will realize they’re noncompliant with the rules. When that time comes, be assured that Biomass Engineering & Equipment […]

Q&A on Mitigating Conveyor Explosions and Fires, Part 1

What’s the Risk if I Don’t Have a Fire Mitigation System on my Conveyors? The Short Answer Without fire mitigation on your conveyors, you risk 1) damage to your equipment, 2) damage to buildings, 3) downtime, 4) added insurance expense, 5) canceled insurance, 6) fines due to a failure to meet national fire codes, 7) […]

Understanding NFPA Standards for Wood-Product Manufacturers

Come September 2020, wood product manufacturers must complete a dust hazard analysis, as required by NFPA 652. This analysis requires manufacturers to identify fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards and manage those hazards according to NFPA standards. More than a few updates have been made in the 2019 edition of NFPA 652 and the 2020 […]

Available: Conveyors & Material Handling Vol. 2

Our second eBook on conveyors and material handling is now available for download. In it you’ll find our blog posts from this past year in an accessible PDF format. Learn about conveyor selection, troubleshooting, and other tips from the pros. If you’ve enjoyed our content, make sure you don’t miss this free resource! Request YOUR […]

Conveyor Maintenance & Operation Mistakes

We do everything possible to supply our customers the highest-quality drag chain conveyors, but even so, much can go wrong after startup. Oftentimes, what’s gone wrong stems from from operational error. Customers (and anyone owning a drag conveyor) can avoid these mistakes, however, thereby increasing the lifespan of their conveyors and preventing failures. Altering the […]

Eliminating Front Loader Costs

How Front Loaders Keep Operational Costs High and How Automated Storage Can Address the Issue Front end loaders, front loaders, bucket loaders—whatever call them, they’re are a common sight in industrial operations with bulk feed processes. It’s understandable while so many operations purchase these machines: for decades they provided an economic solution for managing bulk […]