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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Furniture Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems offer safety for your Furniture production

The production of furniture requires several complex processes. Wood and other combustible materials are worked in various ways by numerous high speed machines. With all the combustible material and friction laden processes, furniture production holds a high risk of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

Any cutting, shaping, sanding or grinding process in the furniture industry generates chips and combustible dust. This dust are concentrated by the extraction systems. Friction and heat can cause ignition. Sparks, embers or hot particles can be created and transported through dust collection systems to downstream filters, silos or bins. These hazards can meet explosive wood dust concentrations and quickly cause fire and dust explosions.

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Finger jointing is one of many processes that produces sparks and embers.
Finger jointing is one of many processes that produces sparks and embers.




Zones at risk in the furniture production

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

  • Saw
  • Mortiser
  • Sander
  • Press
  • Conveying system
  • Dust collector
  • Cyclone
  • Filter
  • Silo
  • Storage bin








Dust collector connects to many wood processing machines.
Dust collector connects to many wood processing machines.

Fire and explosion prevention for the furniture industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of furniture production facilities. It detects sparks and automatically extinguishes them just after saws, sanders, shaping, and other processes 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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Furniture production diagram showing possible protection areas
Furniture production showing possible protection areas.