BS&B SparkEx® Spark Detection & Extinguishing System Prevent Fire and Explosion in Industrial Processes
  • Spark Detection, Flame Detection and Hot Particle Detection.
  • Extinguish without stopping production.
  • Prevent fire and explosion risks in downstream equipment
  • Activate alarm and control systems
  • A Flexible Modular Design Allows for up-to-34 systems to be monitored through modular expansion.
  • Wide-range of operating temperatures from 70°C (158°F) to 200°C (392°F).
  • Battery pack included for backup power in the event of an electrical outage.
  • Trace Heating Available for Water Extinguishing in Extremely Cold Conditions.

The BS&B SparkEx Spark Detection and Extinguishing System is designed to detect hot particles, sparks and flame that might become the ignition source for a fire or explosion if allowed to travel on through pneumatic ducting and conveyors towards other materials handling equipment. A few hot particles entering a dust collector handling a combustible dust are enough to trigger a dust explosion. Smoldering combustible solid conveyed into a storage silo can become the nucleus of a raging fire.

Using infrared detectors, the BS&B SparkEx Spark Detection and Extinguishing System, searches for elevated temperature particles. When hot material is detected, the BS&B SparkEx System provides many options to manage the ignition risk:

  • Activate water spray nozzles placed downstream of the detection point of hot particles.
  • Activate automated shut-down of the process to end the feed of combustible material.
  • Provide a signal to activate other control devices’ shut-off valves.

The BS&B SparkEx Spark Detection & Extinguishing System operates in a continuous automatic mode with all of its critical circuits supervised to raise an immediate alarm in case of application difficulties.

Prevention Methods

Uses highly accurate type SDN or SDD Sensors for spark detection as well as flames, and hot particles. SDN/SDD Sensors activate control circuits connected to the automatic water extinguishing module The extinguishing module extinguishes sparks and hot particles. Production continues while the BS&B SparkEx System extinguishes sparks.

Industries Served
  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Wood
  • Textiles
  • Metal
  • Chemicals
  • Plastics
  • Power Plants
  • Rubber
  • Recycling
BS&B SparkEx System Components
  • Control Panel (Optional)
  • Booster System (Optional)
  • Spark Indicator SDN
  • Automatic Extinguishing Module
  • Control Unit, Type DC 1

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