The GreCon fire protection philosophy to prevent a fire as early as possible also applies to object protection. GreCon develops protection concepts for object protection on the basis of the individual requirements of the particular production process. Thanks to a modular design and a large range of detection and extinguishing equipment, GreCon object protection solutions are applied in many industries.
The machine fire protection system FLAMEWOLF consisting of the two modules fire detection system and fine spray extinguishing system, which have now been approved, convinces by its response speed and its use with exact spatial focus. A large range of special extinguishing nozzles cover all areas of the press that are at risk. The new nozzles create a fine water mist by means that can define the exact space and effectively protected. The water mist fills the protected space, cools it and stops the supply of oxygen. The fire is extinguished and post-ignition is effectively prevented.
- Extinguishment of fire at an early stage
- Securing of production availability
- Low amount of water due to fine spray extinguishing system
- Different extinguishing agents
- Easy to maintain and robust system
- Short standstill time for installation
- Protection of plants and machinery
- Little space required because the valve station is mounted on protected object
Integrated spark and fire suppression systems provide protection for your production. The system detects fires in the early developing stages and extinguishes the flames before they can escalate into uncontrolled fires and potential dust explosions. Alarms are activated to alert the operator of the situation so additional action can be taken. The fire suppression system is integrated into production equipment to monitor cabinet spaces where materials are worked, milled, and processed. There is a risk of fire when working with planers and moulders. Fires inside the equipment have destroyed the machine, spread to other areas, and injured personnel. Production stops for that area until the equipment is repaired or replaced.
The ignition source for fires is very often a jammed piece of wood that is ignited by the frictional heat of the cutting blades. As production speeds increase to achieve high productivity, the risk of fire also increases. With the addition of automation, personnel are monitoring more and more machines with fewer eyes on the process. Both increased processing speeds and a higher level of automation adds up to an increased potential of fire.
With GreCon early fire detection and automatic suppression systems, the risk can be reduced. In addition to extinguishment in the exhaust pipes, an intermittent fine water mist extinguishment is used in the planer cabinet or in the covering hoods of the planer or in the motor bed area.
Mounted under each conveyor roller, the optical sensor monitors the interior space of the planer and activates suitable extinguishing devices. If the danger threshold is exceeded, adjoining extinguishing devices are also activated.
The operator can react to a situation at any time using manual pushbutton keys mounted outside the sound protection cabinet that activates extinguishing devices.
Spark detectors are also positioned in the central exhaust pipe. Upon detection of sparks or embers, extinguishing devices are activated in the pipe to protect downstream filters. If the danger threshold is exceeded a shutdown of the planer is initiated. Extinguishing devices are activated according to the application.
- Fagus GreCon Inc. is the general contractor
- Development of an individual protection concept to the customers requirements
- Automatic detection technology
- Supplemented by certified extinguishing agent suppliers
- Suitable extinguishing medium depending on the application (fine spray water mist, foam, CO2, etc.)