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Plywood industry

Fire prevention for the plywood industry

Plywood consists of several thin layers of wood which are glued with each other crosswise. Depending on the application, materials like veneer or solid timber are used. Especially where thin cross sections are required although loads are high, plywood has a clear advantage over other wood based panels. However, the production processes, such as the drying of the rotary-cut veneer, the production of olid wood core layers and the pressing of the combustible materials to plywood panels, hold various risks of fire. Sparks, glowing embers or particles, generated in different plant areas, can easily cause serious fire and explosions.

A GreCon spark detection and extinguishment 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 Plywood productions

  • Dryer
  • Conveying facilities
  • Press
  • Cut-off saw
  • Extraction system
  • Cyclone
  • Filter
  • Silo

The right solution

  • The main dangerous spots are in the area of dryers and machine tools, such as saws and sanders. Defective machine parts and overheating of the material can generate ignition sources. Sparks or glowing particles can be created and reach, via extraction and conveying facilities, filters, silos or bins where they can cause fire and dust 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
    • Increase in insurance premiums
  • 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 extinguishment of sparks and glowing particles – 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 Plywood Industry