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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Animal Feed Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems offer safety for your animal feed production

Pet food and animal feed is made from combustible organic ingredients that is mostly transformed into the form of easy-to-handle pellets. The production process of the drying, milling and pressing into pellets of the combustible materials, hold various risks of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

Due to fast-running machines, extreme pressure, friction and high temperatures, sparks, embers or hot particles can be created and reach filters, silos or bins, with the aid of extraction and conveying systems. These hazards can meet combustible dust concentrations and dry feed and quickly cause fire or dust explosions.

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Animal feed in pellet form.
Animal feed in pellet form.

Zones at risk in animal feed production

Fire or explosions in animal feed production can damage or even destroy the facility. GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system monitors and protects the following areas at risk:

  • Dryer
  • Roller mill
  • Hammermill
  • Exhaust air
  • Press
  • Cooler
  • Extraction system
  • Filter
  • Silo








Animal feed pellet machines.
Animal feed pellet machines.

Fire and explosion prevention for the animal feed industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of animal feed production facilities. It detects sparks from hammermills, dryers, pellet presses, coolers and other production processes and automatically extinguishes them before they reach the filter, silos or bins and these systems have done so successfully for more than 35 years in over 200,000 installations worldwide.

We continually strive to make industry a safer place to work. GreCon spark detection and extinguishing systems play an important part in making your workplace safer, maintain production up-time, minimize equipment damage, reduce insurance premiums and help meet NFPA standards and OSHA regulations.



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Animal feed process diagram showing possible protection areas
Animal feed production process diagram showing possible protection areas.