The nonwovens industry is responsible for the development of important everyday commodities including personal care, medical, absorbent hygiene, automotive, filtration, building, clothing and packaging products that use the airlaid process. Airlaid is produced from fiber and binding agents. It is processed in dry conditions with the compressed air method—hence the term “airlaid.”
Processing fiber with hammer mills, or forming process by air flow and drying material hold a high risk of fire. The byproduct of these processes, combustible dust, is especially explosive. When grinding combustible materials, a single spark or overheated particle is sufficient for an ignition. Defective machine parts, foreign objects or high process temperatures can also produce hazardous conditions in conveying systems and down stream filters, silos and bins.
GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishing System significantly increases the safety and protection of nonwovens production facility. It detects sparks and automatically extinguishes them just after hammermills, in the forming process, along with conveying systems, and other processes before they reach the filter, silos or bins—and these systems have done so successfully for more than 35 years in over 200,000 installations worldwide. Factory Mutual Approved and outlined in NFPA 69 and 654 standards.