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ProCon water mist system for cement manufacturing

A comprehensive fire protection system for cement manufacturing plants

Fire protection is of utmost importance in any building, as it ensures the safety of the facility, the well-being of the employees and reduces the risk of prolonged business interruption. Viking water mist systems are well suited for the various risks that can be found within such facilities, ensuring effective protection of all areas.

Features & advantages:

  • Low water consumption and discharge reduce the chance of significant water damage to expensive machinery and infrastructure
  • Space saving components allow owners to maximize space
  • Small pipe diameters and concealed nozzles serve for efficient and discreet solutions where needed
  • Electric pumps require less maintenance than diesel fire pumps, saving time and money on testing requirements
  • Controlling heat in a fire situation reduces radiation and as such the potential fire spread to adjoining manufacturing areas
  • The system comes with low cost of ownership

The ProCon PC-M water mist system:

  • has successfully passed the rigorous 3rd party testing protocols set by VdS
  • complies with the requirements of EN14972-1:2020 as published by CEN

ProCon provides peace of mind

Cement factories can pose complicated fire risks due to large buildings and infrastructure associated with a complex manufacturing process.

When installing water mist systems, operators can comply with building regulations, ensuring a compliant, safe working environment. Asset protection, employee safety and business continuity are maintained.

Fire-safe environments and working should be the goal for all building owners. Water mist systems offer a proven solution that is clean, cost-effective and that reduces risk - giving owners peace of mind.

Product spotlight

The ProCon PC-M system makes use of impulse nozzles of type MXID or swirl nozzles of type MXDD. The design of the PC-M nozzles and integrated strainer allows the use of standard galvanised pipes so expensive speciality piping systems are not required. The use of specially treated extinguishing water can also be avoided. A cap with retaining chain can protect the nozzle from outside contamination in particularly dirty environments such as surrounding conveyor belts.

The ProCon PC-M system creates fine droplets thus increasing the contact area for heat transfer and thereby optimising the cooling effect of the water. In addition – due to rapid vaporisation of the small water droplets within the location of the flame – a large amount of steam is produced, which prevents the oxygen from reaching the fire. An effective combination for rapid control and suppression of a fire. In addition, the smaller water droplets minimise the equipment distortion arising from the increase in heat.

ProCon PC-M MXID impulse nozzle
ProCon PC-M MXID impulse nozzle

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