Printer Friendly

Spark detection system featured at AWFS Vegas.

GreCon Spark Detection and Extinguishment Systems virtually eliminate your risk of dust fires and explosions in pneumatic conveying systems by detecting and extinguishing sparks before they reach the filter.

Sensors detect a spark's infrared radiation and trigger the control console to automatically activate programmable countermeasures: extinguish, deluge, abort or automatic machinery shutdown. Extinguishment immediately releases a fine mist of water downstream, extinguishing sparks without interrupting production, and greatly reduces risk of personnel injury, equipment damage and downtime (FM approved).

The GreCon CC7000 control console is the core of a spark detection system. It displays, analyzes, triggers countermeasures and stores all events. Each console uses an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and maintenance-free batteries. The UPS can be interconnected with other console cabinets for a redundant power source and monitoring. The system can be configured with more than 100 user-defined zones. It can start out small to fit your current needs and, with the use of modular construction and extendable cabinets, your system can grow as your needs grow.

Plant personnel can easily operate the system, which provides user guidance through a graphic LC display. A zone picture or operational procedure can be integrated into the system to assist personnel to take predefined actions for specific alarms. Multiple languages are pre-installed and can be changed at any time.

With the remote operation panel, all events can be displayed in the facility control room or other location. Control room personnel are provided with alarm information, allowing them to take action quickly, notify equipment operators and maintenance personnel or take other appropriate action.

The GreCon CC7000 Control Console stores thousands of events. Each event is logged to the millisecond, allowing personnel to identify a chain of events. All recorded events can be transferred to a PC for detailed analysis and evaluation to identify potentially hazardous areas or malfunctioning processes and equipment. Sensor and extinguishing valve circuits are automatically tested at regular intervals, substantially reducing manual checks.

The CC7000 can be used in hundreds of applications through the organization of sensor groups, extinguishment groups and alarm relays. The system can be set up to extinguish a single spark or multiple sparks, automatically divert the material flow and even shut down machinery during abnormal spark activity. The alarm relays can also be connected to a PLC to trigger other actions.

GreCon Inc.

Phone: (503)641-7731

AWFS Vegas Booth #13053
COPYRIGHT 2007 Vance Publishing Corp.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Comment:Spark detection system featured at AWFS Vegas.(AWFS VEGAS FAIR TECHNOLOGY TOUR)
Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Date:Jun 1, 2007
Previous Article:New sanders on display at AWFS Vegas.
Next Article:New software solutions for woodworkers.

Related Articles
BPG buys 700,000 s/f facility.
Wrigley Field's Last World Series.
Technology talk.
2007-2008 WCMA calendar of events.
Create a winning game plan: cruise the technology tour.
Locate new & innovative products at the 2007 AWFS Vegas Fair: use this handy Product Locator Guide to take a quick tour of the various products and...
New processing equipment on display at AWFS Vegas.
Wood grinders showcase a wide range of applications.
Midwest Group One launches new Web site.
Roller hold-down machine on display at AWFS Vegas.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters