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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Food Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems offer safety for your food products production

The food industry produces coffee, cocoa, flour, milk powder, sugar, spice and other foods in large quantities. The production and processing of these fine-grained or pulverized materials hold high risks of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

Due to the fine grinding of food ingredients, single sparks or overheated particle is sufficient for an ignition of this combustible material. Defective machine parts, foreign objects in the food supply or high process temperatures can cause overheating, sparks or embers, These hazards can trigger off fire and dust explosions in mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems and downstream filters, silos and bins.



Food products
Food products.

Zones at risk in food products processing

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

  • Dryer
  • Hammermill
  • Sieve
  • Mixer
  • Drum
  • Press
  • Extraction system
  • filter
  • Silo








Food products hammermill
Food products hammermill.

Fire and explosion prevention for the food products industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of food processing facilities. It detects sparks from hammermills, dryers 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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Food process diagram showing possible protection areas
Food process diagram showing possible protection areas.