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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Nonwovens Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems offer safety for your nonwovens production

Nonwovens industry produces important everyday commodities. Personal care, medical, absorbent hygiene, automotive, filtration, building, clothing, and packaging products use airlaid process. Airlaid is produced from fiber and binding agents. It is processed in dry conditions with the compressed air method. Therefore the term "airlaid'.

Processing fiber with hammer mills, or 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 nonwovens production

Fire or explosions in nonwovens 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
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Nonwovens product
Nonwovens product.

Fire and explosion prevention for the nonwovens industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of nonwovens production facility. It detects sparks and automatically extinguishes them just after hammermills, in the forming process, along with conveying systems, 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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Nonwovens process diagram showing possible protection areas
Nonwovens process diagram showing possible protection areas.