Bio Energy – Pellet Production and Bio Gas Plants

As the Bioenergy industry grows, so do its fire problems. There are several high-risk zones in which fires or dust explosions may arise in pellet production and in power plants. There is also a need to utilise the Biogas from Poultry and Pig Farms, correct measurement of the digester gas is essential for efficient use of this energy.

Headlines about fires in pellet plants are unfortunately common. It is however no coincidence that the wood pellet industry is particularly exposed to fires. In a pellet manufacturing process there are several high-risk zones where fires or dust explosions can occur. Furthermore, the pellet process environment is very demanding.

Wood Pellet Protection

Wood Pellet Protection

As the bioenergy industry grows, so do its fire problems. There are several high-risk zones in which fires or dust explosions may arise, both in pellet production and in power plants. Firefly has many Spark Detection and Quick Suppression solutions for pellet production and power plants. By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation and flame detection in combination with effective water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires and dust explosions in the bioenergy industry.

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly’s Spark and Hot Body Detectors are designed to detect ALL potential ignition sources such as sparks, glowing and hot particles. These detectors are insensitive to daylight minimising false alarms.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

Firefly Quick Suppression System

A complete system designed for extremely quick detection and suppression of fires can be used for spot protection of any type of high risk area and can be combined with Firefly’s unique Spark Detection System.

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly PowerImpact™ extinguishing is used in process ducts and chutes, it has a unique design spraying from different directions into a chute or duct utilising Full cone spray nozzles. Large water droplets for more momentum and penetration with a minimum of three water nozzles and solenoid valves per zone. Each water nozzle uses a Quick-connection and flexible hose that makes it easy to test the system without releasing water into the process

Firefly Water Mist Suppression Systems have remarkable flame suppression capabilities, utilising a small amount of water. The unique design of the hydraulic system enables a very quick system response time.

Detecting the right hot particles is critical when it comes to protecting Filters and Silos. You need to detect down to the right ignition temperatures to ensure your plant is protected.

Wood Pellet Protection

Wood Pellet Protection

As the bioenergy industry grows, so do its fire problems. There are several high-risk zones in which fires or dust explosions may arise, both in pellet production and in power plants. Firefly has many Spark Detection and Quick Suppression solutions for pellet production and power plants. By tailoring a fire protection system using fast IR-radiation and flame detection in combination with effective water spray extinguishing and water mist suppression, Firefly aims to avoid costly fires and dust explosions in the bioenergy industry.

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly’s Spark and Hot Body Detectors are designed to detect ALL potential ignition sources such as sparks, glowing and hot particles. These detectors are insensitive to daylight minimising false alarms.

Firefly Quick Suppression System

Firefly Quick Suppression System

A complete system designed for extremely quick detection and suppression of fires can be used for spot protection of any type of high risk area and can be combined with Firefly’s unique Spark Detection System.

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly PowerImpact™ extinguishing is used in process ducts and chutes, it has a unique design spraying from different directions into a chute or duct utilising Full cone spray nozzles. Large water droplets for more momentum and penetration with a minimum of three water nozzles and solenoid valves per zone. Each water nozzle uses a Quick-connection and flexible hose that makes it easy to test the system without releasing water into the process

Firefly Water Mist Suppression Systems have remarkable flame suppression capabilities, utilising a small amount of water. The unique design of the hydraulic system enables a very quick system response time.

Because a fire in a belt conveyor can spread very rapidly, a fast acting fire protection system that also can withstand the tough conditions in and around a belt conveyor is required

ConveyorGuard

ConveyorGuard

FIRE PROTECTION OF CONVEYORS

A fire in a belt conveyor is often hard to extinguish and can spread very quickly. In worst case it can spread to surrounding material stacks and could last for weeks, causing major loss of revenue and production downtime.

The purpose of the Firefly ConveyorGuardTM-solution is to automatically detect and suppress a fire at an early stage and to stop the conveyor belt as quickly as possible. The Firefly ConveyorGuardTM-solution can be complemented with Firefly open area flame detectors and/or LTS cable

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly Spark Detection Systems

Firefly’s Spark and Hot Body Detectors are designed to detect ALL potential ignition sources such as sparks, glowing and hot particles. These detectors are insensitive to daylight minimising false alarms.

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly Fast Water Mist Systems

Firefly PowerImpact™ extinguishing is used in process ducts and chutes, it has a unique design spraying from different directions into a chute or duct utilising Full cone spray nozzles. Large water droplets for more momentum and penetration with a minimum of three water nozzles and solenoid valves per zone. Each water nozzle uses a Quick-connection and flexible hose that makes it easy to test the system without releasing water into the process

Firefly Water Mist Suppression Systems have remarkable flame suppression capabilities, utilising a small amount of water. The unique design of the hydraulic system enables a very quick system response time.

ProDetec can offer our customers innovative portable gas detectors that offer greater reliability, improved productivity, and better cost-efficiency to protect your workers from potential gas hazards. These gas detectors can be readily calibrated and tested on site with the aid of Automated Calibration and Bump Testing Stations

MGC Simple Plus 3 Year

MGC Simple Plus 3 Year

No charging ever! 3 Year runtime. Reliably test for hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2) and combustible gases (LEL) with this simple-to-use and simple-to-maintain detector. Just turn it on and have worry free assurance of protection against toxic gases 24/7 for three full years.

MGC Simple 2 Year

MGC Simple 2 Year

No charging ever! 2 Year runtime. Reliably test for hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2) and combustible gases (LEL) with this simple-to-use and simple-to-maintain detector. Just turn it on and have worry free assurance of protection against toxic gases 24/7 for two full years.

PS200 4 Gas Monitor

PS200 4 Gas Monitor

The PS200 Multi Gas Detector combines quality, ruggedness, and advanced technology in a user friendly, portable gas monitor. It is compact, lightweight, water resistant, extremely robust, and is certified to multiple international and regional standards. 

The PS200 can measure any combination of LEL, O2, CO and H2S making it suitable for a wide range of personal monitoring and confined space applications. 

In addition to extensive data logging capabilities, the PS200 is available with an optional internal pump and an extensive range of accessories to meet a wide variety of user applications. 

MGC IR

MGC IR

The MGC IR detects combustible gases (LEL), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO) & oxygen (O2). The MGC IR can go a full 2 months without a charge, even without ever having to be turned off. Shut down the detector nightly and the battery can last up to 4 months.

MGC IR Pump

MGC IR Pump

Like the MGC IR, the MGC IR Pump uses low-power photometric infrared technology to detect combustible gases (LEL) rather than age-old pellistor technology. The MGC IR Pump uses an IR source which conserves power and helps the battery last and last.

MGC Simple Plus 3 Year

MGC Simple Docking Station

The Gas Clip Technologies MGC Simple Clip Dock is an all-in-one, stand-alone docking station designed for maximum testing efficiency and portability. It tests up to four detectors simultaneously, reducing the testing time and gas usage.

MGC IR

MGC Docking Station

The Gas Clip Technologies MGC Dock is an all-in-one stand-alone docking station designed for maximum testing efficiency and portability. It tests up to four detectors simultaneously, reducing the testing time and gas usage.

MGC IR Pump

MGC Pumped Docking Station

The Gas Clip Technologies MGC Pump Clip Dock is an all-in-one stand-alone docking station designed for maximum testing efficiency and portability. It tests up to four detectors simultaneously, reducing the testing time and gas usage.

PS200 ABC Station

PS200 ABC Station

The multi-functional Auto Bump/Calibration station provides simple but intelligent testing and calibration of the PS200 portable gas detector. Easy to use, with a durable, user friendly design, this automated test station offers high performance from a PC or stand-alone unit.

PS500 5 Gas Monitor

PS500 ABC Station

To provide accurate performance and results, the PS500 has to be properly used and maintained. The Auto Bump & Calibration Station (ABC) provides bump testing, calibration and data management options and is compact, robust and intuitive to use.

At ProDetec we can supply specialised gases and gas mixtures to meet various and specific requirements. We work with you to understand your application and analyse your consumption patterns. This way we can offer the correct cylinder size that maximises your efficiency while minimising costs.

44 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

44 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

Recyclable 44 litre cylinders available for reactive gas mixtures, supplied with either a single gas or a complex blend.

Most commonly supplied in 4 or 5 gas mixtures such as CH4, O2, CO, H2S with either SO2 or CO2

Also available in single fills containing H2S, NH3, PH3, HCN, HCL, SO2, NO2, NO in either air or nitrogen. Some reactive gases will have a shorter life – typically 12 months.

66 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

66 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

Recyclable 66 litre cylinders available for reactive gas mixtures, supplied with either a single gas or a complex blend.

Most commonly supplied in 4 or 5 gas mixtures such as CH4, O2, CO, H2S with either SO2 or CO2

Also available in single fills containing H2S, NH3, PH3, HCN, HCL, SO2, NO2, NO in either air or nitrogen. Some reactive gases will have a shorter life – typically 12 months.

103 Litre Steel Non-Reactive Single Gas Calibration Gas Cylinder

103 Litre Steel Non-Reactive Single Gas Calibration Gas Cylinder

Disposable cylinders available for non reactive gas mixtures, supplied with either a single gas up to three non reactive gas mixtures

Most commonly supplied in single fills containing Argon, Benzene, Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ethane, Ethylene, Freon, Helium, Hexane, Hydrogen, Isobutane, Isobutylene, Methane, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Pentane, Propane, Toluene in either Air or Nitrogen backgrounds. Warranty on these gases is 48 months.

 

105 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Single Gas Calibration Gas Cylinder

105 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Single Gas Calibration Gas Cylinder

Recyclable 105 litre cylinders available for non reactive gas mixtures, supplied with either a single gas up to three non reactive gas mixtures.

Most commonly supplied in single fills containing Argon, Benzene, Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ethane, Ethylene, Freon, Helium, Hexane, Hydrogen, Isobutane, Isobutylene, Methane, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Pentane, Propane, Toluene in either Air or Nitrogen backgrounds. Typical Shelf life 48 months

116 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

116 Litre Aluminium Recyclable Reactive Multi Mixture Calibration Gas Cylinder

Recyclable 116 litre cylinders available for reactive gas mixtures, supplied with either a single gas or a complex blend.

Most commonly supplied in 4 or 5 gas mixtures such as CH4, O2, CO, H2S with either SO2 or CO2

Also available in single fills containing H2S, NH3, PH3, HCN, HCL, SO2, NO2, NO in either air or nitrogen. Some reactive gases will have a shorter life – typically 12 months.

Regulators and Accessories

Regulators and Accessories

Regulators for non-refillable cylinders are available in a number of different configurations including fixed flow, push button, on-demand flow and variable flow models.

Gas Recycling Program

Gas Recycling Program

Once the calibration gas cylinders are relieved of pressure they are NOT considered hazardous material or waste. Nearly all of our mixtures contain only a very small amount of a hazardous chemical(s) as a minor component in the gas mixture requested. The fact that it is such a small amount (usually in the ppm range) always precludes the gas mixture from ever being classified as hazardous.

Our EcoSmart cylinder program is an environmentally-friendly way to reduce waste caused by empty cylinders. We have six EcoSmart cylinder sizes and offer a free, easy way to return used cylinders for future use.

Digester gas, a term with a somewhat negative connotation, has become an important component of alternative energy generation in some countries. Within the framework of the energy transition, digester gases from sewage treatment plants and waste recycling plants are becoming increasingly important. The gas analysis component of the related plant technology plays an important role both for process monitoring and for safeguarding the plant components operated with the digester gas. The INCA gas analyser technology is specially tailored for this.

Calorimetry Measuring Devices (CWD)

Calorimetry Measuring Devices (CWD)

The CWD2005 BASIC is the standard combustion calorimeter for online determination of the Wobbe Index and specific density. The Wobbe Index and the specific density are measured directly, calorific value and CARI are calculated from these values. It is suitable for all combustible gases – even low calorific gases can be measured with a support gas supply. Additionally, the CWD provides optionally a measuring range switch to measure huge measuring ranges. Further, due to the very robust measuring system it is possible to measure heavily contaminated gases such as coke gas and blast furnace gas without significant increased maintenance requirements. 

INCA 1000 Series

INCA 1000 Series

Modular measuring device for indoor installation without a gas cooler, max. 2 sampling points.

The devices of the INCA1000 series comprise multi-component gas analysers which are fixed engineered for use in a defined application. The sample must be condensate-free (see data sheet). The devices are designed for indoor installation and available in different versions

INCA 3000 Series

INCA 3000 Series

Modular measuring device for indoor installation without a gas cooler, max. 6 sampling points

The devices of the INCA3000 series are multi-component gas analysers for analysis of condensate-free sample gas. The devices of this series are specially designed for indoor installation and are available in different versions.

INCA 4000 Series

INCA 4000 Series

Modular measuring device for indoor installation with a gas cooler, max. 10 sampling points

The devices of the INCA4000 series are self-priming multi-component gas analysers for analysis of condensate-containing sample gas; exception: the INCA4004 version is used for condensate-free sample gas The devices of this series are specially designed for indoor installation and are available in different versions.

INCA 5000 Series

INCA 5000 Series

Modular measuring device for outdoor installation without a gas cooler, max. 10 sampling points

The devices of the INCA5000 series are multi-component gas analysers for analysis of condensate-free sample gas. The devices of this series are specially designed for outdoor installation and are available in different versions.

Dust explosions can occur frequently in industrial processes where combustible material is transported/ pneumatically or mechanically conveyed, heated, filtered, spray dried, milled and stored

Flame Catcher

Flame Catcher

In case of an explosion, the Flame Catcher prevents flames from propagating beyond the Flame Catcher.

Flash Explosion Suppression System

Flash Explosion Suppression System

Based on the Flash explosion suppression system and operating in a similar manner, Flash chemical barriers are capable of detection an explosion in an early stage by means of pressure or flame detectors. 

NOVEX Passive Explosion Isolation Flap Valve

NOVEX Passive Explosion Isolation Flap Valve

The NOVEX series is a protective system consists of passive non-return flap valves for the explosion isolation of combustible dust. The main application for the NOVEX valves is for explosion isolation on pipelines at inlet of dedusting filters operating under vacuum and protected by autonomous explosion vent panels. 

StuVent Explosion Venting

StuVent Explosion Venting

The oldest and most frequently used explosion protection technique is explosion venting. That means that weak points are deliberately introduced in the equipment in a controlled way. In case of an explosion, these weak points will open, and the explosion pressure is released. It is not easy to calculate and correctly position the right venting surface. 

VENTEX Passive Isolation Valve

VENTEX Passive Isolation Valve

Ventex explosion isolation valves prevent propagation of dust explosions by blocking the shock wave and flame front. Ventex valves are passive valves meaning they will close without requiring any external input.