Panel & Engineered Lumber Plants

Combustible dust is a serious concern for engineered lumber plants—with dangerous consequences if not managed properly. Created as a byproduct of the manufacturing process, dust can not only cause health issues but can be an explosion hazard. Typically, air systems must meet the requirements of NFPA Sections 68, 69, 77, 91, 499, 654 & 644. Allied Blower supplies air NFPA complaint systems for various panel and engineered lumber manufacturing plants, as well as plywood, OSB, MDF, particleboard, LVL, PSL and others. Our solutions include:

  • Mill wide dust extraction systems for green end systems, flaker and hammermill systems, bins and screens, panel and engineered lumber forming lines, finishing systems, etc.
  • Raw material and process residue conveying systems with high and low pressure lines
  • Fiber recovery systems
  • Dryer ducting, cyclones and exhaust air cleaning systems, Wet ESPs, RTOs, RCOs and Catalytic Gas Treatment
  • Press exhaust hoods and gas cleaning systems (as above), exhaust fans and stack
  • MDI conversion dust upgrades
  • Continuous press exhaust collecting and cleaning systems
  • Make-up air and ventilation systems
  • Pond pocket bubbling systems
  • Combustible dust studies and assessments

Customers and Projects

Since 1984, Allied Blower has supplied pneumatic systems to over 15 greenfield OSB, MDF, Particleboard, Strawboard and LVL plants in addition to many system improvements and plant modernizations.

Key projects include:

  • Agrafibre Strawboard Plant (Wanham, AB)
  • Ainsworth OSB Plant (100 Mile House, BC)
  • Ainsworth OSB Plant (Grand Prairie, AB)
  • Ainsworth OSB Plant (Barwick, ON)
  • Boise Wood Plastic Composite Plant (Elma, WA)
  • Peace Valley OSB Plant (Ft. S. John, BC)
  • Canpar Particle Board (Grand Forks, BC)
  • Coastland Veneer Plant (Nanaimo, BC)
  • Compak Strawboard Plant (Forestburg, AB)
  • Footner OSB Plant (High Level, AB)
  • Grant OSB (Timmins, ON)
  • Louisiana Pacific OSB (Dawson Creek, BC)
  • Louisiana Pacific Swan River MDI conversion
  • Pacific Woodtech LVL Plant (Burlington, WA)
  • Sunpine LVL Plant (Rocky Mountain House, AB)
  • Temple MDF (Pembroke, ON)
  • Tolko OSB Plant (High Prairie, AB)
  • Tolko OSB Plant (Meadow Lake, SK)
  • West Fraser MDF Plant (Blueridge, AB)
  • WestPine MDF Plant (Quesnel, BC)
  • Weyerhaeuser OSB (Slave Lake, AB)
  • Weyerhaeuser OSB Plant (Drayton Valley, AB)
  • Weyerhaeuser OSB Plant (Edson, AB)
  • Weyerhaeuser OSB Plant (Hudson Bay, SK)
  • Weyerhaeuser Truss Joist Plant (Kenora ON)
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