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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Paper Industry

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

Paper and cardboard have always been essential as information carrier and packing material. Produced from wood and pulp, the products can be used for various applications and are easily recycled. How- ever, paper processing after removal from the paper equipment holds various risks of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

When combustible material is existent in a dust environment, a minor cause is often sufficient for an ignition. When mechanically processing raw paper (trimming, cutting, punching etc.), Sparks or embers can be created. These hazards can reach cyclones, filters or baling presses through mechanical or pneumatic conveying systems and cause fire or dust explosions.

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Cardboard production.
Cardboard production.

Zones at risk in the paper production

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

  • Reel cutter
  • Cutting
  • Baling press
  • Shredder
  • Extraction system
  • Filter








Paper machine.
Paper machine output.

Fire and explosion prevention for the paper industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of paper products facilities. It detects sparks and automatically extinguishes before they reach the filter — 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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Paper production diagram showing possible protection areas
Paper process diagram showing possible protection areas.