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Preventing Fire and Dust Explosions with Firefly Preventive Protection Systems from ProDetec

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ProDetec  specialises in fire prevention as well as dust explosion preventive protection systems for use in diverse industrial environments.  

Three elements are needed to cause fires or dust explosions:  

Oxygen  

The oxygen content needs to be above 11% for combustion to take place. The normal atmosphere consists of 21% oxygen, which means that one part is always fulfilled to start a fire or explosion.  

Inflammable materials  

Anything that has been transformed into fine particles can burn or explode. Every year, many serious fires and explosions occur in industrial plants as a result of dust.  

Ignition sources  

Within industry, the most common ignition sources are located within production equipment when metal strikes metal or by heat generated in the process.  

Worn parts as well as foreign objects can also increase the risk of generating ignition sources.   

No actual spark is needed to start a fire or explosion. Hot particles can start a fire or explosion at temperatures as low as 250ºC.    

Detection is key  

Experience and research show that effective and reliable detection of ignition sources is decisive in reducing risks, ensuring uninterrupted production in industrial processes.  

Preventive protection systems  

Firefly preventive protection systems recognise dangerous ignition sources such as sparks and hot particles in an industrial process and extinguish them before they can cause a fire or dust explosion.

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