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Importance of fire prevention

Why fire prevention is so important?

Our solutions help to secure your production

  • Protect people
  • Protect assets
  • Minimize damage
  • Reduces production downtime
  • Fires and dust explosions occur daily across many industries
  • Sparks and hot embers are one of the main causes of fires

How high is the risk?

Source: NFPA - Fires in Industrieal and Manufacturing Properties (03/2018)

37,000
fires occur at industrial and manufacturing properties in the U.S. every year

More than 1 billion $'s per year
of direct property damage

Combustible dust
is the main cause of fires and dust explosions

Consequential damages
are often disastrous events for companies

What are the causes of the fires in Industrial and manufacturing properties?

Unclassified heat from powered equipment 100.00 0
Heat from operating equipment 86.17 0
Unclassified 80.85 0
Sparks or glowing embers from operating equipment 75.00 0
Arcing 54.79 0
Hot or smoldering object 49.47 0
Molten or hot material 29.79 0
Sparks or heat from friction 28.72 0
Heat ember or ash 27.13 0

Source: NFPA - Fires in Industrial and Manufacturing Properties (03/2018)

How can you protect your plant?

Fire protection is to be looked at in its entirety.
Effective fire protection consists of several measures that support

Structural

Structural fire protection helps to prevent fires and to isolate them. A burning fire is prevented from spreading.

Technical

By technical fire protection, one understands facilities that, in case of fire, automatically contribute to avoid personal injuries or property damage.

Organisational

Organisational fire protection includes personnel and organisational measures that contribute to prevent a fire from arising or spreading.

Where are the Risks in Your Production?

Explosions and fires are great risk factors in many industries

Industries

Wood 100.00 0
Food 95.70 0
Metal 46.24 0
Plastic material 39.07 0
Charcoal 37.63 0
Other 35.13 0
Paper 4.66 0

Areas of application

Silos / Bins 100.00 0
Filters / Dust extractions 58.50 0
Dryer 27.67 0
Mills / Shredders 25.94 0
Screens / Seperators 15.56 0
Other 12.10 0
Mechanical transport systems 12.10 0
Grinding machines 10.37 0

Damage is caused in downstream plant areas and not in the place of origin of the sparks (e.g. dryer, burner, sander etc.). Therefore a spark extinguishing system is the safest solution.

Your customer advisor

 Terry Franklin
Terry FranklinFagus GreCon, Inc. - Fire prevention 503-601-2766 704-973-9733   Write a mailtfranklin@grecon.us
 Joshua Manga
Joshua MangaFagus GreCon, Inc. - Spare parts 980-267-3121 704-973-9733   Write a mailjmanga@grecon.us