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Spark Detection and Extinguishing System for Dust Collector Fires

October 8, 2013
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The GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system is a preventive solution for dust collector fires and explosions. Material processing including drying, shredding, granulating, and pelletizing can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust collectors and air filtration equipment. This spark detection system was developed to detect these hazards and extinguish sparks in the pneumatic conveying system before they reach dust collectors or storage bins. Infrared sensors detect spark, embers, or hot particles transported through ductwork to a dust collector, and an extinguishing device is then triggered to effectively extinguish the spark within milliseconds. Other countermeasures can activate alarms, abort and diversion gates, shutdown equipment, or trigger PLC actions. The system is FM approved and outlined in NFPA 69, 654, and 664 standards. GreCon Inc., Tigard, OR 503-641-7731 www.grecon-us.com

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