Fire Solutions in Woodworking Plants
Many different machines and materials are used in the woodworking plants throughout the production process. It is also possible to state that the possibility of fire increases due to the frequent use of wood materials in woodworking plants where crushing, separating, gluing, drying, planning, pressing, cutting and milling are performed. In addition, there are many auxiliary areas such as storage and server rooms which are different types of transformer and turbine power plants in wood processing plants. Therefore, all these areas should be protected against possible fires. It is possible to explain the cause of the fires as an increase in automation level and high production speed. If glowing particles and sparks occur in any area in woodworking plants, the possibility of fire spreading is very high as all areas in the plants are close to each other. So, how should fire protection systems in woodworking plants?
How Should Fire Protection Systems Be Used in Woodworking Plants?
Fire protection systems that should be present in woodworking facilities should be as follows.
- Fire extinguishing systems and booster sets and domestic water tanks in woodworking facilities should be kept separate.
- The fire extinguishing system to be used in woodworking facilities should be selected by considering the layout and layout of the factory.
- Water treatment hoses (fire cabinets, etc.) and dry fire extinguishing devices must always be open.
- Maintenance and cleaning of dust collection systems should be planned by connecting to a certain period. Wherever possible, water spray valves should be installed in the dust collection channels. Dust collection machines, manual or automatic, gas (CO2, HFC 227 ea, etc.) systems can also be used.
- Personnel should be trained in fire protection systems. In this way, personnel who have technical knowledge in case of fire can prevent the fire and intervene in the fire.
Which Areas Protect Fire Systems in Woodworking Plants?
It can be said that fire systems in wood processing plants protect the following areas.
- Woodworking Machine
- Drying Systems
- Electrical Control Rooms
- Gluing and Forming Systems
- Thermal Oil Areas
- Server Islands
- Conveyor and Pneumatic Suction Systems
- Mechanical Conveyor Systems
- Sorting Machines
- Storage of Dangerous Goods
- Outdoor Warehouses
- Silo Cyclone Systems and Shelters
- Filter systems
It is possible to protect these areas with fire protection systems (especially water line sprinkler system) in woodworking systems. Automatic or manual extinguishing systems with gas or foam extinguishing agents specific to each machine are also used.