Fire and explosion protection solutions for the wood and paper industry - Forestry & Wood
We provide explosion protection for wood processing factories where wood waste and dust pose a hazard. Various wood processing technologies show that flammable wood waste or dust accumulates in these facilities. In terms of evaluating the risk of explosion, finely sedimented dust is hazardous and in the event that this finely sedimented dust suspends and is connected to an ignition source, and explosion will occur.
The Benefits of Explosion Protection in the Wood Industry:
- Comprehensive compliance with legislative requirements
- Protect your property and expensive technology
- Lower the risk of damage and losses in production
- Increase productivity
- Increase occupational safety and the protection of human health and lives
- By eliminating lengthy downtimes, you retain your customers and economic stability
The Industrial Equipment We Protect by Eliminating Wood Waste Includes:
- Air-driven transport
- Silos, etc.
Fires and dust explosions in the wood industry can occur, for example, during milling, grinding, filling containers with wood waste, dust removal, the extraction and transport of wood dust to filters and separators, sanding coated or otherwise treated wooden panels.
Ignition and subsequent combustion occurs in the same place and at the same time:
- Substances characteristic of exothermic reactions (e.g. dust particles of organic material),
- Sufficient amount of oxygen (or oxidizing agents in general),
- Effective source of ignition
The risks of fire spreading and the resulting pressure waves after the explosion threaten not only the equipment and structure of the buildings, but primarily the health and lives of workers.
Ignoring risks involved with transporting wood dust and waste may lead, under certain circumstances, to the start of a chain reaction of explosions across the facility and entire wood processing plant. A seemingly innocent explosion can bring dire consequences and even lead to the loss of human lives and destruction of equipment and entire buildings.
These days it is possible to identify all the above risks in advance. Also the ATEX 137 Directive imposes an obligation to apply appropriate preventive measures to protect human lives and prevent the devastating effects of explosions in operating plants.
The most common technology used by RSBP includes:
- Equipment for explosion suppression
- Equipment for explosion relief
- Equipment for preventing explosion propagation
- Spark suppression system
Not sure whether the issue of explosion protection applies to your business? Would you like to inquire about a specific solution? Trust in us as professionals and as a producer with over 20 years successfully engaged in professional research and development in this field.