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Wood based panel industry

Fire Prevention for the wood based panel industry

Within the forestry industry, the wood based panel industry is of utmost significance. It is only thanks to the mechanical transformation of the grown wood into wood based panels with defined properties that the requirements of modern wooden and furniture constructions can be optimally complied with. However, the production processes, such as the processing of the wood into chips, fibres or veneer as well as the drying and pressing of the combustible materials to structural elements, 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 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 wood based panel productions

  • Chipper
  • Dosing bin
  • Sander
  • Mill
  • Forming station
  • Extraction system
  • Dryer
  • Press
  • Filter
  • Dryer cyclone
  • Cut-off saw
  • Silo
  • Air separator
  • Sieve

The right solution

  • The main dangerous spots are in the area of dryers, saws and sanders where the material is processed. Sparks or glowing particles can be created and reach, via extraction and conveying facilities, filters, silos or bins where they can meet explosive wood dust concentrations and quickly 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
    • 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 Wood Based Panel Industry