Tobacco Fire protection in the Tobacco industry
Tobacco burns very slowly. This is a fact well-known by the tobacco industry. However, a burning pocket of tobacco can become a costly problem at the primary tobacco production facility or the cigarette factory. The most problematic areas are after dryers and cutters within the primary production area, together with the cigarette makers and dust extraction systems.
Fire protection for cigarette making machines
Mechanical problems in the cigarette making machine can cause the generation of dangerous ignition sources. Firefly offers fast IR-radiation detection in combination with effective water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression to protect cigarette making machines.
Ignition sources can also be generated from all dust-producing equipment. By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation detection and water spray extinguishing, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires and dust explosions in tobacco companies.
Fire protection for dryers
Burning tobacco can give rise to an exothermic reaction, i.e. producing its own heat and glows which could act as an ignition source.
By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation detection in combination with extinguishing by mechanical diversion, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires and dust explosions in tobacco dryers.
Fire protection for cutters
By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation detection in combination with water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires in cigarette cutters.
Note: All Firefly systems are tailor-made according to the design of the plant. The examples above are a general explanation on how Firefly can minimize the risk of a fire or a dust explosion in this process. For further information, please contact Firefly.