Smoldering fire risk
Recycling and waste incineration plants
Stored with a wide variety of combustible materials in recycling or waste incineration plants, the risk of a fire is high. The burning behavior of these substances is very different. Beside early detection, cooling hotspots and quick extinguishing is decisive.
Goods to be protected:
- Materials intended for recycling
- Materials after separation which are stored for further processing
- Storage depots on-site
Requirements to the extinguishing technology
It is important that not only fires in recycling or waste incineration plants are detected early, but also extinguished effectively. Down-times of such plants must be avoided as far as possible.
Integration into automated extinguishing systems
Automated fire extinguishing systems are commonly used. In such systems, remote-controlled FireDos monitors allow accurately targeted firefighting instead of large-scale extinguishing processes by, e.g., sprinkler systems.
Infrared early detection systems
Detection systems based upon heat detection guarantee the early identification of fires. Combined with automated extinguishing systems, they prevail over other technologies. Fires can be extinguished reliably before a professional response becomes necessary.
Proportioners for production of wetting agent
In many cases, the use of wetting agent can increase the extinguishing success even further. This is a perfect field of application for FireDos proportioners due to the precise proportioning of foam agent concentrates at low proportioning rates, e.g., 0.1%.
The combined use of fire source detection, proportioning and precise, remote-controlled monitors helps reduce fire damage and save costs. The higher investment costs are quickly compensated by savings due to reduced system down-time and failures.
FireDos monitors can be integrated into automated fire extinguishing systems and operated via remote control.
stationary foam proportioners
Our stationary proportioners are highly reliable. They guarantee a constant proportioning rate and the delivery of all foam agent types, including high-viscosity foam agents.
Fire risks in recycling and waste incineration plants
Smoldering fires in the dump area
Various ignition sources exist in the accumulated materials in dumping areas of recycling and waste incineration plants. Fires typically occur from damaged lithium ion batteries. In composting plants, the decomposition of organic products may lead to the formation of gases that are ignited by sparks; or decomposition may lead to such high temperatures which cause self-ignition of the stored substances. This is how smoldering fires develop. Such types of fires are sometimes hard to detect and also hard to fight while they keep spreading.
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Typical application in a recycling or waste incineration plant
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Fire protection concept for recycling and waste incineration plants: Make sure to consider the following
- Automated extinguishing systems with remote-controlled monitors allow targeted firefighting.
- Infrared early detection systems guarantee reliable early detection.
- Proportioners that allow the production of wetting agent in addition to foam can enhance the success of firefighting.