Fire detection in carbon storages during material handling

Different forms of carbon are often used in metal and steel production processes. The carbon is stored in silos or bunkers that have limited space depending on the filling grade. In case an inert silo or bunker is not used, an O2 measurement technology can detect a potential fire risk and alleviate that risk by decreasing the O2 content in the silo. Alternatively, a CO monitor can detect a fire by sensing an increase in the CO content. A combination of both technologies in one installation is possible and increases the overall safety level of the process.

  • Following product families can be used
    • O2 transmitter based on high-performance laser spectroscopy (TDLS)
    • For use in use in explosion-hazardous areas (FM, ATEX and IECEx approvals)
    • Measurement directly in the process or extractive using a measurement gas cell (option)
    • Designed for heavy-duty industrial applications
    • Compact design and easy to operate
    • Long-term stability
    • No moving parts
    • Representative measurement along the duct diameter
    • Operation via evaluation unit
    • Short response times
    • Verifiable with gas-filled cell; gas-testable probe with test gas