I do not have a bulk storage (in a confined space with practically no chance of air transfer the usual cause of death for these cases is severe lack of oxygen) silo or space nor am I connected to any auger system dumping pellets into a burner system.It appears that pellets bought in bulk are fresher and therefore expel more carbon monoxide than pellets that have been packaged, shipped to a retailer, held for a period of time and then sold by the ton. I don't know if you have a pellet storage container but it appears that a CO meter would not detect CO in the sealed bulk storage containers but would present a danger when opened - and apparently there is a reason for opening the containers since they are built with access doors. The storage containers are a new concept in the US and consumers should definitely be educated on the CO danger and provided with safety data sheets whether they buy in bulk or in bags.
Actually any thing that fills up a confined space can kill people, this includes other people.OK - Let's not bury our heads in the sand and recognize that there is a very serious CO problem w/wood pellets and not dismiss this as caused by oxygen depletion in a confined space.
Empty confined spaces don't kill people - wood pellets stored in confined spaces kill people.
You most certainly can die in an empty confined space. We get training every year at work. Can depend on what was in there before it was emptied and if its sealed it can have an oxygen depleted atmosphere. Just opening a hatchway to get in doesn't necessarily let enough oxygen into a depleted atmosphere unless its ventilated somehow. Sorry, not trying to bust your chops, training comes from OSHA. People die every year.Empty confined spaces don't kill people - wood pellets stored in confined spaces kill people.