Uncontrolled and unplanned fires and explosions in the plant are obviously undesirable. The most important reason to take measures to reduce and, hopefully, eliminate fires and explosions in a dryer system is personnel safety. At the end of the day, you want all employees to leave the plant in the same condition as they entered. While a slow fire may give personnel time to react, an explosion could kill or severely injure someone who happens to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time.
The longevity of your equipment is another reason to reduce fires and explosions. All equipment is designed to operate under set conditions. The high heat produced by a fire can easily degrade the structure of your equipment, making it more prone to failure. Similarly, explosions can catastrophically damage equipment, ductwork, supporting structures, piping systems and other key elements.