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Fire and Explosion Prevention for the Textile Industry

Spark Detection & Extinguishing Systems for your textile production

The textile industry produces various products out of different natural and artificial fibers. It does not only belong to the oldest, but also to the most important segments of industry. However, the production of cloth holds many risks of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive.

Overheating, mechanical damages or foreign objects can be the cause of sparks and embers. If sparks are generated within a machine, they can cause great damage by a spot fire. Most of the machines are linked with each other by extraction systems, there is a high risk that fire can spread out into other production areas.

At the beginning of the spinning process, cotton is processed in the blow room where sparks may occur in any section. Spark detectors in selected positions, identify sparks before a fire or explosion may occur. The spark detection system can initiate the diversion and/or stopping of the process.

Zones at risk in textile production

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

  • Mixer
  • Cleaner
  • Store
  • Blender
  • Rotary filter
  • Bag filter
  • Drum
  • Bale opener
  • Separator
  • Press
  • Disintegrator
  • Blow room & carding

Textile equipment
textile equipment.

Fire and explosion prevention for the textile industry

GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system significantly increases the safety of textile facilities. It detects sparks and automatically extinguishes or diverts them at mixers, cleaners, drum, bale opener, 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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Textile process diagram showing possible protection areas
Textile process diagram showing possible protection areas.