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    Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG
    Hannoversche Straße 58
    31061 Alfeld, Germany
    phone +49 5181 79-610
    cell +49 171 2061778
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    Contact Partner:

    Mario Haas
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Extinguish Before Ignition

Filters may burn or even explode because of ignition sources within exhaust ducts. GreCon Spark Extinguishing Systems are designed to prevent this. They detect small sparks within the ducts and extinguish them in a split second. Spark sensors detect the infrared radiation of glowing particles.

Immediately, a dense water mist spray which extinguishes passing sparks is created in a specified distance downstream from the spark sensors. The production process can continue without interruption during the whole procedure. Spark extinguishing systems are amongst the most efficient fire protection systems as a result of their highly-developed technique and their reliability. The use of these systems for various applications is even prescribed by the employer‘s liability insurance associations and by national factory inspectorates. A GreCon spark detection and extinguishment system is suitable for almost any position of the production process to ensure fire protection or monitoring functions by means of special sensors. IR detectors monitor conveyors and can if necessary activate high-speed water extinguishing devices within a few milliseconds. The spreading of ignition energy can be effectively prevented. A diversion or shut-off of the product flow is an option and is used whenever extinguishment with water is impossible.

GreCon spark detection and extinguishment systems substantially contribute to an elimination of varied ignition sources. As preventive fire protection for filter systems and silos in numerous production plants, they have been part of the standard equipment in the area of safety technology for decades to protect mechanical or pneumatic conveying systems. Spark detection and extinguishment systems can detect and eliminate ignition sources before fires or explosions occur.
In many different industries where bulk materials are processed, fires and dust explosions occur again and again worldwide with far reaching consequences. Interruptions of the production process that are caused this way lead to substantial follow up costs, quite apart from the direct damage to persons and property. With GreCon spark detection and extinguishment systems, the risks of fire can be prevented by a special technique: detection, as quick as a flash, and automatic extinguishment of the ignition energy before fire can arise.
The GreCon spark detection and extinguishment system
  • ✓ Events recorded exactly to the millisecond
    ✓ Risk management of your production process
    ✓ Remote Control Monitor and Safety Information System option available
    ✓ Eliminates ignition sources
    ✓ Fire and explosion prevention
    ✓ Avoid property, equipment and personal damage
    ✓ Maintain greatest production availability
    ✓ Discount for fire protection risk insurance possible
Depending on the events, that are recorded exactly to the millisecond, adequate measures are automatically and specifically activated via a 4-fold graduated alarm system. These measures can be mostly carried out without interrupting the production process. Action is taken ad hoc to minimize damage and the resulting downtime without unnecessarily disturbing the production process.

Furthermore, filters or silos can be monitored for fire arising during standstill periods or self-ignition by suitable GreCon technology. In such cases, extinguishment is activated even before the operator or the fire brigade notices the arising fire.

The relevant events are available without exception via the alarm memory of the GreCon control console, even at a later time. This information can be easily transferred for analysis to a PC and processed there by standard office software. Simple data analyses are possible directly on the touch display.

Statistics are automatically available via a long-time report of all alarms and troubles that is generated in the GreCon control console. These statistics reflect – graphically processed – the condition of the production plant. One can see at a glance whether and where a danger potential is developing. An impending accident can thus be prevented.

In times of worldwide competition, modern production plants become more and more efficient. Besides new factories, a continuous improvement and increase in productivity are therefore demanded from already existing and often obsolete production lines.

Nevertheless, production safety must not suffer from this. Above all, it is necessary to nip the creation of fires and explosions in the bud. Unprotected facilities for comminution, drying, cooling and pressing are especially at risk with their pneumatic or mechanical conveying or extraction systems. Furthermore, there is a high danger potential for unprotected filters, silos or bins in these factories.

GreCon is the leading manufacturer of preventive fire protection systems worldwide. The protection of production facilities against fire ensures an uninterrupted production and avoids personal and property damage.