FM Global - Wasting energy

The waste-to-energy industry is booming, with revenues expected to reach US$28 billion this year. But what seems like a clever solution to a growing problem brings its own causes for concern.

This article looks at the main risks - fire and machinery breakdowns. While machinery risks can be mitigated by employing skilled technicians and ensuring equipment is well maintained, the increased threat of fire brought by automation needs managers to look carefully at how to protect investment and reputation. Simple site modifications may go a long way to reducing risks.