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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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