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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Hygiene Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems offer safety for your airlaid production

The hygiene industry produces important everyday commodities. Sanitary towels, napkins, incontinence products or floor cloth all use airlaid material as absorbent core. Airlaid is produced from cellulose and binding agents. It is processed in dry conditions with the compressed air method. Therefore the term "airlaid".

Processing of cellulose by hammer mills, forming process by air flow and drying material hold a high risk of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

When grinding combustible materials, a single spark or overheated particle is sufficient for an ignition. Defective machine parts, foreign objects or high process temperatures can also produce hazardous conditions in conveying systems and down stream filters, silos and bins.



Zones at risk in hygiene airlaid production

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

  • Hammer mills
  • Fiber opening
  • Forming
  • Extraction systems
  • Filters








Hygiene airlaid products
Hygiene airlaid products.

Fire and explosion prevention for the hygiene airlaid industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of the production facilities. It detects sparks from hammermills and other 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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Airlaid process diagram showing possible protection areas
Airlaid process diagram showing possible protection areas.