Tag: Fire Prevention

Environment Agency shares information on fire risk in activated carbon

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The Environment Agency (EA) has shared a technical guide on the fire risk associated with activated carbon. Click here to view the guide. The guide contains useful information on the fire risk factors associated with carbon filters - useful information for operators to have. As we wrote in a blog…

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Tags: Environment Agency, fire prevention, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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Regulatory Forum review: ‘To Compliance and Beyond’

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Thank you to all who attended the Autumn Regulatory Forum this week, it was great to see a wide range of ADBA members and to hear a variety of perspectives. Particular thanks to our hosts Walker Morris for providing the venue and an excellent lunch. The day was packed…

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Tags: regulatory forum, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators, training, safety and environment working group, digestate, fire prevention, lightning, Environment Agency, SEPA, best practice scheme

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Operational notice: fire incidents in carbon filters

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We have been made aware that there has recently been at least three incidents at AD plants where fires have been caused by a self-heating process in activated carbon filters. We have been informed by the West Yorkshire Fire Service that one particular incident arose when pipework was removed by…

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Tags: fire prevention, health and safety, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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New EA guidance on preventing waste fires released

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The Environment Agency has issued a letter and guide to waste operators in the biowaste treatment, non-hazardous treatment, inert waste treatment and metals recycling sectors on fire prevention. These have been sent to existing sites already, and can be downloaded via the following links: Letter to operators Quick quide on…

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Tags: EA, fire prevention, Matt Hindle, operators, permitting

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