THERMAL CAMERAS AND SAFETY SYSTEMS PREVENT FACTORY FIRES

THERMAL CAMERAS AND SAFETY SYSTEMS PREVENT FACTORY FIRES | #TpromoCom #LifeSafety #Fire #FireAlarm | Things get hot when pots and pans are polished in the production process at Kuhn Rikon AG, the number one Swiss brand for crockery and kitchen aids. Dust explosions can easily occur if the temperature rises above a certain threshold, which in the worst-case scenario can lead to significant fire damage and production outages.

In June 2015, overheated polishing plates caused a dust explosion at the Kuhn Rikon main facility in northern Switzerland, starting a devastating fire that destroyed the production system and parts of the factory building. Together with the associated production outage, the total damage amounted to approximately $7 million.

“Luckily no-one was hurt, but the incident made us drastically aware that we urgently require reliable protection of our production processes that exceeds the scope of normal fire protection,” says Paul Brunschwiler, production technician at Kuhn Rikon.

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