New Fire Prevention System: Lindner prevents fires caused by damaged batteries

Bonn • 19. August 2020

New Fire Prevention System: Lindner prevents fires caused by damaged batteries

The increasing number of lithium batteries in the general waste collection raises the fire risk during the mechanical processing and conversion of waste into solid recovered fuels. To minimise such fire hazards, Lindner‘s Fire Prevention System (FPS) detects overheated particles in the material stream, cools them to a safe temperature and makes sure that objects that cannot be cooled can be safely removed by hand.

The continuous, process-related monitoring of surface temperature at several relevant points has proven to be highly successful in combatting potential fire hazards and actively improving safety in facilities that produce solid recovered fuels. Lindner’s FPS therefore sports optical sensors that constantly monitor the temperature on the conveyor belts and trigger a water sprinkling system to cool overheated particles in the material stream automatically. Thanks to the very early detection of these particles, most hazards are identified at the start of a thermal reaction keeping the required amount of water low.

Learn more about Lindner’s FPS here.

 

Photo: Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH