Fire Protection Within the Recycling Industry

When inflammable material is crushed, conveyed and stored, the risk of fire increases. The use of renewable sources of energy increases this risk, as these materials usually are dry and need only low ignition energy to ignite. Common materials handled are wooden pellets, peat and agricultural waste. Another energy source is domestic refuse which can be highly inflammable!

Firefly offers fire protection that detects and extinguish sparks/hot particles and flames in risk areas using fast IR-sensors together with water spray or water mist to extinguish.

Fire Protection Solutions for the Particle Board Industry

Every year, fires occur in numerous shredders in the recycling industry. Frequent fires in shredders often result in production downtime and loss of revenue. Regardless if you shred waste, paper or other material, a fire in a shredder can occur due to several reasons: for example friction, bearing failure or foreign objects (stones, metal pieces, etc.) in the process.

A fire in a shredder can spread very quickly. Therefore, a fast acting fire protection system that also can withstand the tough conditions in and around a shredder is required.

Firefly Shredderguard

The main focus of the Firefly ShredderGuard™ solution is to detect and extinguish a fire in a shredder as quickly as possible. This is why a Firefly safety system always consists of three main integrated functionalities: detection, extinguishing and control. By integrating different techniques (flame detection, True IR-detection, full-cone water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression) into one solution, Firefly provides optimal safety for the protection of shredders.

Sludge Drying

Firefly has developed the following solution/solutions for the Recycling industry: