By 2020, 20 percent of the energy consumption of each EU country should be derived from renewable energy sources, according to EU directives. This places heavy demands on the energy sector and has resulted in increased conversion from fossil fuels to biofuels. This trend can also be seen in other parts of the world.
As the bioenergy industry grows, so do its fire problems. There are several high-risk zones in which fires or dust explosions may arise, both in pellet production and in power plants.
Firefly has many Spark Detection and Quick Suppression solutions for pellet production and power plants. By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation and flame detection in combination with effective water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires and dust explosions in the bioenergy industry.
Fire protection solutions for the pellet industry
Headlines about fires in pellet plants are unfortunately common. It is however no coincidence that the wood pellet industry is particularly exposed to fires. In a pellet manufacturing process there are several high-risk zones where fires or dust explosions can occur. Furthermore, the pellet process environment is very demanding.
This is why Firefly offers customer-adapted solutions using IR-radiation detection in combination with water spray extinguishing to achieve an efficient protection for the pellet manufacturing process.
Firefly also offers machine protection around high risk machinery through its Quick Suppression solutions. To protect the area around the mill or the pellet press, Firefly combines Quick flame detection with water mist suppression.