DUST COLLECTOR
“A fire outbreak can catch you offguard when least expected.Your electrical panels are highly vulnerable to a fire outbreak.”

CAUSES OF FIRE

  • The production of flammable dust or mist is a common byproduct of many manufacturing processes. Dust is produced by variouscutting, grinding, coating and sanding operations used in the pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, food, agricultural and many other industries.
  • Collecting and containing dust is essential for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. However, dust canbe a fire risk. Sparks generated by the manufacturing process can ignite highly flammable dust inside the collector, as cansmoldering debris or burning material drawn in through the ventilation system. Other sources of ignition include overheating motors, coilsand bearings, friction, static discharge and for many types of dust, spontaneous combustion.
  • A dust collector fire can result in serious financial and operational consequences. Equipment repairs, damage to plant facilities,loss of revenues due to unscheduled downtime, increased insurance premiums and the risk to plant personnel are just a few of the costs associated with a fire event.

CAUSING

  • Business downtime
  • Production loss
  • Revenue loss
  • Infrastructure loss
  • Loss of human life

Working principle – WEFIRE™ nozzle discharge system

WEFIRE™ can provide a pre-engineered fire detection and suppression system to protect the most common dust collector systems.
For the majority of dust applications, a WEFIRE™ Clean agent based system will provide optimal results.
The flexible red pressurized detection tubing is routed across the air intake, throughout the interior of the dust, and out through the ventilation ductwork.
This provides a full 360 degrees of fire detection and suppression for the collector as well as the assurance that a fire will not propagate through the ventilation ductwork where it can spread to the building’s structure.
Strategically placed nozzles deliver a high volume of gas designed to effectively knock down a fire within the collector and follow the airflow through the ductwork to catch a spreading fire.
A pressure switch is available that can provide multiple functions such as automatically switching off the fan to stop the supply of fresh air; closing electrically activated sliding valves in the ductwork; and triggering audible/visible alarms or the building’s main alarm if available.
collector applications.

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WEFIRE™ Solution

WEFIRE™ offers a unique solution for protecting dust collectors against the threat of fires. The WEFIRE™ system utilizes unique, flexible, pressurized detection tubing that can be easily routed inside the collector and through the ventilation duct work. The tubing, which functions as a multi point linear pneumatic heat sensor, is designed to burst when exposed to a fire’s radiant heat, triggering the release of the fire extinguishing agent. Because the tubing is located inside the collector and duct work – right where a fire starts – incredibly fast fire detection and suppression is assured.

Another benefit of the WEFIRE™system is its ability to effectively suppress deep seated hazards, which are common to dust collection systems. Deep-seated hazards are subject to smoldering fire conditions,and are best extinguished by a three-dimensional extinguishing agent.

Every second saved results in less damage and, ultimately, less downtime

Working principle

WEFIRE™ can provide a pre-engineered fire detection and suppression system to protect most common dust collector systems.

For the majority of dust applications a WEFIRE™ Clean agent based system will provide optimal results.

The flexible red pressurized detection tubing is routed across the air intake, throughout the interior of the dust, and out through the ventilation duct work.

This provides a full 360 degrees of fire detection and suppression for the collector as well as the assurance that a fire will not propagate through the ventilation duct work where it can spread to the building’s structure.

Strategically placed nozzles deliver a high volume of gas designed to effectively knock down a fire within the collector and follow the airflow through the duct work to catch a spreading fire.