Experts in fire protection

Overview

The production process in wood-processing plants is characterized by complex processing areas where machines are used for crushing and separating, drying, gluing and pressing, planning, milling and sawing. The individual processing areas are interconnected through various mechanical and pneumatic conveyor systems to ensure effective handling of the wood material. In addition, wood-processing plants often have various auxiliary areas that may range from powerhouses with turbines and transformers to different types of storage and server rooms.

Increasing automation and ever higher production speeds cause a tremendous increase of the risk of an outbreak of a fire. If sparks or glowing particles are generated, fires can spread rapidly to other processing areas due to the closely interconnected production processes. The high fire load of wood in combination with the generation of fine dust particles can quickly cause fires and explosions that can bring the entire production process in a wood-processing plant to a standstill. 

Flames, smoke, gas emissions, heat – fire has many facets. Minimax has the right fire detectors for the various areas within a wood-processing plant. Their signals converge in the fire detection and extinguishing control panel, which issues an alarm to the people at risk and the fire brigade. In addition, the Minimax panel monitors the installed fire protection systems for proper functioning and electrically triggers those extinguishing systems that are not equipped with their own triggering elements, e.g. sprinkler systems.

A sprinkler system ensures overall building protection in a wood-processing plant. Minimax offers a broad range of sprinkler types and special sprinklers that allow for ideal adaptation of the sprinkler system to the respective installation situation in the individual protected areas.

Areas with special fire risks or deployment conditions require - either in addition to or instead of the sprinkler system - a tailored volume- or equipment protection system. Therefore, deluge extinguishing systems, Oxeo inert gas extinguishing systems, carbon dioxide extinguishing systems, halocarbon extinguishing systems and spark extinguishing systems are also used in wood-processing plants.

The alarm and condition reports issued by the fire protection systems installed by Minimax, as well as by other suppliers, can be visualized on screens by the Inveron hazard management system.

Structural fire protection, as well as technical systems by Minimax Mobile Services, such as fire extinguishers, wall hydrants and smoke and heat extraction systems, complete fire protection in wood-processing plant.

Protected areas

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Wood processing machine
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Presses
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Thermal oil areas
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Drying systems
5
Gluing and forming stations
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Pneumatic suction and conveyor systems
7
Electric & control rooms
8
Offices
9
Server rooms
10
Storage of hazardous substances
11
Mechanical conveyor systems
12
Sorting machines
13
Outside storage
14
Bunker, silo, cyclones
15
Filter systems
Protected areas of wood processing plants
  1. Wood processing machine
  2. Presses
  3. Thermal oil areas
  4. Drying systems
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    4 Drying systems

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  5. Gluing and forming stations
  6. Pneumatic suction and conveyor systems
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    6 Pneumatic suction and conveyor systems
    Pneumatic suction and conveyor systems

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  7. Electric & control rooms
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    7 Electric & control rooms
    Electric & control rooms

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  8. Offices
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    8 Offices
    Offices

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  9. Server rooms
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    9 Server rooms
    Server rooms

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  10. Storage of hazardous substances
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    10 Storage of hazardous substances
    Storage of hazardous substances

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  11. Mechanical conveyor systems
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    11 Mechanical conveyor systems
    Mechanical conveyor systems

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    Risks

    Fire Protection

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  12. Sorting machines
  13. Outside storage
  14. Bunker, silo, cyclones
  15. Filter systems
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    15 Filter systems
    Filter systems

    Protection zone

    Risks

    Fire Protection

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