Conveyor belts move a wide variety of products. Often they are used for transport of combustible products. Conveyor belts can be found in many industrial applications. For example in bulk ports for unloading powdered material from vessels, in the recycling industry, steel plants and power plants. Sometimes the conveyor belts are enclosed, other times they are working in the open air.
Typical features for Conveyor belts are:
- High risk of carrying burning material from one location to another. The movement of conveyor belt can highly spread the fire, as soon as the material on the belt is ignited. This requires fire detection with a quick response.
- Often conveyor belts are running in hardly accessible areas.
- Ignition may be caused by friction from misalignment of belts, overheating of motors, burning of material on the belts or hot work near the belt.
- When the to be transported material catches fire, it should be avoided that the goods on the conveyor belt reaches an (intermediate) storage, which would highly increase the damage on the fire. As long as the belt is running.
- The application is often dusty. The detector choice should be adapted to that.
Detector choice: recommended IR3