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Fire prevention for the chemical industry

The term chemical industry insufficiently makes clear which different trades this important branch of industry comprises. Organic and inorganic base materials and chemicals, fertilizers, colours, plastics, pharmaceuticals, explosive substances, cleaning materials and cosmetics constitute only a small part of the whole range. Many chemical products have a high risk of fire in common. They can be easily inflammable and often also sensitive to mechanical strain. Sparks, glowing embers or overheating can be generated which can easily cause serious fire and explosions. A GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety and protection of the production facilities. It detects sparks in time and automatically extinguishes them – and has done so successfully for more than 40 years.

Danger zones of the chemical industry

  • Extruder
  • Spray tower
  • Filter
  • Tablet press
  • Sieve
  • Dryer
  • Mixer
  • Cyclone

The right solution

  • Sources of danger exist in the entire production process. Sparks can be caused by foreign bodies in the mill or by defective machine parts. Overheating often occurs in the dryer area. If the ignition sources reach filters, silos or bins via extraction and conveying facilities, they can cause serious fire and explosions.

  • A fire or explosion can have serious consequences for your company:

    • Injury and loss of human life
    • Damage to machines, transport facilities and storage space
    • Production interruptions
    • Loss of income
    • Repair costs owing to damaged machines
    • Replacement costs owing to destroyed machines
    • Loss of customers
  • To protect your production, your staff and your machines against fire and explosions, GreCon offers you…

    • a fast, reliable spark extinguishing system which is especially adapted to your production
    • the detection of sparks and glowing particles in the areas at risk
    • the immediate automatic diversion of ignition sources out of the conveying system or water or gas extinguishment – in 99 percent of cases without production interruption
    • a record exactly to the millisecond so as to identify the causes of problems

Protection concept for the chemical industry