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Since 1911, Fagus-GreCon has created and applied innovative technology to maximize production. Our goal remains to assist our customers by providing technologically advanced equipment to ensure safer facilities, optimized production, and verifiable product quality to their customers.

Brainstorm: From dust explosions to gas leaks, food companies must mitigate various safety risks every day. What solutions can food manufactures put in place to prevent potential disasters and increase employee safety?

Terry Franklin, Technical Sales Director, GreCon, Inc.

Combustible dust is one of the most destructive hazards in the food manufacturing industry. Your facility may be large and complicated or your facility may be small and simple. If you process powders, resize solids or dry foods, odds are you have a combustible dust hazards.

Brainstorm: From dust explosions to gas leaks

Spark Detection: First Line of Defense for
Preventing Combustible Dust Fires and Explosions

By Jeffrey C. Nichols

The preferred technology for spark detection in most applications is to utilize detectors that are designed to detect light energy in the near infrared (IR) range [...] This methodology is more effective at identifying possible ignition sources in the incipient stage, before combustion starts. Spark detectors see the infrared energy emitted by a spark, and because of the properties of infrared light, it can see sparks and embers through many types of material and even reflections of embers that heat detectors cannot. Light from a spark or ember in the near infrared range can also be detected at much greater distance that heat.

Spark Detection: First Line of Defense for Preventing Combustible Dust Fires and Explosions

Combustible Dust Regulation and Safety Webinar

Jamison Scott of Air Handling Systems explains this complex subject specifically as it relates to the woodworking industry. As regulation mandates increase, woodworking manufacturers of all sizes face new challenges related to combustible dust.