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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