At FI•CON, we understand the critical importance of practicing safety when providing our construction, fabrication and material handling services. This focus on safe operations extends to many of our customers, such as sugar mill safety. The following are safety factors to consider for a sugar processing facility.
Sugar Mill Safety Risk Areas
Several locations in a plant can be potential risk areas for sugar mill safety. These include:
- Boilers that are at risk of explosion-boilers should follow IBR regulations for design and maintenance and be certified by qualified inspectors. When implementing these procedures, you assure that the boiler specifications can handle the capacity the mill requires.
- Electrical fittings, panels, rooms, and transformers can be hazard areas for fire and electrocution. Be sure to maintain and audit these areas regularly to assure safe operation.
- Storage for bagasse, the dry pulpy residue that remains after the extraction of juice from sugar cane and can be used as fuel in power plants. Storage for this material should be away from high tension voltage lines and fire prone areas, such as welding and gas cutting workplaces.
- Sulphur, which is stored in granular form can be a dust explosion sugar mill safety risk. To prevent dust, avoid spilling and crushing of granular Sulphur during bulk loading and unloading. Workers should always avoid direct contact with Sulphur by wearing personal protective gear. Storage should minimize the number of horizontal surfaces to limit dust accumulation.
These are just some of the sugar mill safety factors to protect personnel and property. FI•CON Construction & Fabrication has strict safety protocols in place to assure a safe worksite. Whether it’s a construction, fabrication or material handling project, we offer the services to meet your most challenging projects. We design, construct, and customize every project to meet all of your requirements. Our services extend to warehousing, health care, retail, water treatment, education, mining, ports, manufacturing, and mills. Contact us at ficonusa.com or (386) 792-3060.