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Recycling industry

Fire prevention for the recycling industry

In times when raw materials are running low and the demand for consumer goods is increasing, the topic of recycling becomes more and more important. Products made out of wood, metal, paper, plastic, rubber and other materials are already recycled on a large scale and made available again for the processing industries as secondary raw material. However, the almost exclusively mechanical recycling processes hold a high risk of fire. Sparks, glowing embers or particles can be generated which can 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 the recycling productions

  • Disintegrator
  • Mechanical conveying facilities
  • Cyclone
  • Sieve
  • Extraction system
  • Filter
  • Silo

The right solution

  • Shredder


    • Material accumulation
    • Overload
    • Friction
    • Glowing embers

    Exhaust air


    • Spark transportation to filters
    • Sparks created by fans
    • Cyclone
    • Fire load by separated solids
    • Dangerous dust-air ratio

    Sorting plants


    • Friction between material and plant components
    • Glowing embers
    • Spark flight


    • Fire load by separated solids
    • Dangerous dust-air ratio
    • Storage space
    • Glowing embers
    • Self-ignition
  • A fire or explosion can have serious consequences for your company:

    • Danger for human beings
    • Damage to machines, transport facilities and storage space
    • Production interruptions
    • Repair/replacement costs due to damaged machines
    • Loss of income
    • 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 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 Recycling Industry

How to protect recycling processes with fire prevention solutions