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Fire & explosion protection

Among the most significant risks that extraction systems face are fires and explosions. Even if extraction systems feature additional preventative measures such as spark extinguishers, the possibility of these events cannot be ruled out altogether. For this reason, filter systems and silos must be protected by structural explosion protection measures, such as decompression and decoupling, which help prevent fires from spreading.

Scheuch has developed preventative, structural safety packages with your protection in mind:

  • Extraction pipes – penetrating fire compartments
  • Practical solutions for filter systems
  • Practical solutions for silos
Our Solutions
Absaugrohre - Durchdringung von Brandabschnitten

EXTRACTION PIPES: PENETRATING FIRE COMPARTMENTS

In cases where extraction pipes need to penetrate fire compartments that have been installed in order to comply with building regulations and automatic fire barriers that are suitable for pipes carrying materials must be installed.

These barriers feature a controlled locking mechanism that operates as follows:

  • Conveyed material being transported in the pipe is interrupted
  • Conveying fan is stopped
  • Locking mechanism closes

Fire protection flaps in ventilation areas are not compatible with this type of solution.

Brandschutz für Filteranlagen

FIRE PROTECTION FOR FILTER SYSTEMS

Scheuch BRANA 120 fire protection concept

Establishing a large distance from the exterior wall to the filter and factory hall is a problem that is familiar to many businesses, but fire-resistant walls come with a hefty price tag. Now we have developed an alternative that offers the same level of fire protection – a solution that takes up very little space and does not require any fire-resistant walls. As a result of tests performed by the recognised testing institute IBS, the filter housing and the separators between the filter and factory hall have been given the fire resistance classification EW 120. Thus, Scheuch filtration systems require a protection area of only one metre.

Maximum safety – Minimal restrictions

This is what the Scheuch BRANA 120 fire protection concept offers:

  • Minimal hazard zone resulting from radiated heat of only one metre
  • Compact solution – reduced space requirements
  • Fire-safe separation using existing components
  • No additional structural measures required
  • Legal certainty thanks to IBS certification and the expert opinion of INBUREX
  • Intended for use – regardless of the material quantity
  • for all wood and similar types of materials (combustion number BZ 4/5)
Explosionsschutz für Filteranlagen

EXPLOSION PROTECTION FOR FILTER SYSTEMS

The right concept for every application

Thanks to the many practical trials it has performed in complete systems, Scheuch has what it takes to develop the right concept for every application. The ROWEK 65 explosion protection concept, for instance, ensures flame propagation of less than five metres in emergency situations. Even in cases where space is restricted, filter systems can be installed in a way that makes them easy to work with. What is more, the exceptionally low explosion pressure incorporated into the design means that, if an explosion does happen, new filter bags can be fitted and the system can continue being used. The result is hardly any interruption for the operator and low repair costs.

Maximum safety with minimal restrictions – that's what Scheuch explosion protection concepts offer:

  • Minimal hazard zone created by pressure and flames
  • Plant is available again quickly after an explosion (ROWEK 65)
  • Genuine safety thanks to more than 30 practical tests performed on a complete system
  • Legal certainty thanks to FSA verification and the expert opinion of INBUREX
  • Intended for use – regardless of the dust quantity – with all wood dust and similar types of dust (KST ? 200, pmax ? 9)
Lösungen für Silos

SOLUTIONS FOR SILOS

Maximum safety for silo filling from Scheuch

Even if silos feature additional preventative measures such as spark extinguishers, the possibility of fires or explosions affecting them cannot be ruled out altogether. For this reason, they must be protected by structural explosion protection measures, such as decompression and decoupling, which help prevent fires from spreading.

The benefits of the Scheuch concept:

  • Low-turbulence material feeding
  • Reduction in required pressure relief surfaces
  • Reduction in flame coverage
  • Genuine safety if an incident occurs: verified under true-to-life conditions
  • Legal certainty thanks to FSA verification and the expert opinion of INBUREX
  • Can be used with every type of wood dust and similar dust (KST ? 200, pmax ? 9)

 

 

Contact

Thomas Kreuzhuber
Head of Sales
Panels Industry

Tel.: +43 7752 905-5257
Fax.: +43 7752 905-65257

t.kreuzhuber@scheuch.com

Andreas Köck
Managing Director
Scheuch ASIA

Tel.: +66 62 35 666 44


bangkok@scheuch.com

Scheuch GmbH, Weierfing 68, A-4971 Aurolzmünster, Tel.: +43 77 52 905-0, Fax: -65000, E-Mail: office@scheuch.com

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