Fire Safety in Recycling Plants

In recent years, many recycling plants have had fires due to various external events and equipment failures. These events and failures have caused combustible waste products to be ignited often with catastrophic results.

Recognising this, Patol recommend a combination of specialist products for early detection of potential and actual fires in harsh environments


Typically plants process mixed recyclable waste, which is collected, sorted, stockpiled and processed from a number of materials such as wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, rubber and carpet/tiles. The waste products are highly combustible and susceptible to potential ignition from the processing machinery.

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