Spark Detection and Extinguishing Systems

Spark Detection Systems Prevent Fires!

Spark detection and extinguishing systems are one of the key hazard monitoring tools and engineering controls we use in safety system design to help protect the process industries from combustible dust fires and explosions.

Spark and ember detection systems are used to detect sparks and  hot particles in the incipient stage, and then extinguishment or other  counter measures are used to help eliminate the sparks or embers from the process, thus helping   mitigate and prevent fires.

Spark detection and extinguishing systems are typically located in  the mechanical or pneumatic conveying systems, as well as the dust  collection systems throughout the manufacturing facility.

These systems are flexible, can incorporate many types of detectors  and counter measures throughout the process. Spark detection systems are  custom to your particular process.

Spark  detection systems are primarily used as a fire prevention method in  mechanical conveyors, dust collectors, and pneumatic conveying systems  by detecting and extinguishing sparks and embers. When working  materials, sparks are created very quickly. A dull tool, a damaged fan  bearing, an over heated motor, or a foreign object within the material  can be the cause. This is a constant danger for all facilities where  combustible materials are being worked, machined, milled, ground,  sanded, dried, heated, exhausted, transported, and filtered.

Statistics provided by insurance companies point out that  filters, dust collection, bins, silos and even complete production lines  are the areas at greatest risk. Foreign objects in the conveyed  material, defective parts of production machinery, friction processes as  well as static electric sparks are all identified as ignition and fire  generating.

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"...expertise in providing facility owners with fire and explosion  protection equipment in the prevention and mitigation of combustible  dust related incidents. ...three decades of  experience will assist stakeholders in achieving a cost effective  solution."

"System down time is simply "risk of loss" time, and stalled or slowed  installation time is the same.  So, he takes these issues deadly  serious!"

" I have worked with Jeff on various project for almost my entire career  (>25 years). He is one of the most knowledgeable guys in the industry  and a pleasure to do business with. No matter what your requirement is  related to in the industrial fire prevention market, Jeff is the guy to  turn to for a reliable solution. "

 "I highly recommend Jeffrey Nichols, We have collaborated on several  projects and he is a pleasure to work with. His contributions to various  projects and the Combustible Dust Policy Institute group are  invaluable. Jeff’s extensive experience and dedication to safety is  impressive. His knowledgeable of fire prevention, suppression and deluge  systems, along with explosion venting, isolation and suppression  protects mechanical and pneumatic conveying, and dust collection systems  in process industries from combustible dust related incidents"

"Jeffrey has been a very dedicated individual, with the issues regarding  Combustible Dust/Fire extinguishing services/products.  His knowledge  and experience, dictates, in all of the Combustible Dust Policy  Institute Discussions.  He is one of the Pioneers, in this field, and  continues to enrich customers and collegues minds, with the fire hazards  associated with Combustible Dust.  I wanted to thank Jeffrey, for being  a part of my awareness, when dealing with Manufacturing plants, and  Combustible Dust issues, regarding ventilation and fire suppression  equipment systems."

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GreCon Spark Detection System Videos

Check out this great video showing how the GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishing System works to prevent fires in your processing facility and dust collection systems


Check out this video animation showing how the GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishing System works to prevent fires in your processing facility and dust collection systems