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Textile Industry

Fire and explosion protection for the textile industry

The textile industry produces various products out of different natural and artificial fibres. It does not only belong to the oldest, but also to the most important branches of industry. However, the production of cloth holds many risks of fire. Sparks, glowing embers or overheated particles can be generated along the entire production chain and easily cause fire and dust explosions.

A GreCon spark detection and extinguishment system significantly increases the safety and protection of the production facilities. It detects sparks in time and automatically extinguishes them – and  has done so successfully for more than 40 years.

Danger zones of the textile industry

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

The right solution

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

    At the beginning of the spinning process, cotton is processed in the blow room where sparks may occur in all sections. Spark detectors in selected positions (see A. in flow sheet), identify sparks before a fire or explosion may occur. The spark detection system can initiate the diversion and/or stopping of the process.

  • A fire or explosion can have serious consequences for your company:

    • Injury and loss of human life
    • Damage to machines, transport facilities and storage space
    • Production interruptions
    • Loss of income
    • Repair costs owing to damaged machines
    • Replacement costs owing to destroyed  machines
    • Loss of raw materials
  • To protect your production, your staff and your machines against fire and explosions, GreCon offers you…

    • a fast, reliable spark extinguishing system which is especially adapted to your production
    • the detection of sparks and glowing particles in the areas at risk
    • the immediate automatic diversion of sparks and glowing particles out of the conveying system or CO2 extinguishment in the  machines – in 99 percent of cases without production interruption
    • a record exactly to the millisecond so as to identify the causes of problems

Protection concept for the textile industry

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