MHEA Bulk Conference 2011: Orthos Report Strong Interest In Firefly MGD Electronic Nose
From the MHEA 2011 Bulk Handling Conference in North Lincolnshire, Orthos Firefly sales engineer Justin Hamilton reported 120 delegates and speakers in attendance. Amongst many other topics presented were some of the Hazards associated with Biomass Handling & Storage. In his presentation, Dan Birkett from Portasilo commented:
“Silo fires are notoriously difficult to extinguish and this can often be a protracted affair, the fire will be much easier to control and extinguish if self-heating is detected early”
This is where Firefly’s innovative multi gas detection system for protecting biomass storage silos can provide state-of-the-art protection. The MGD works by detecting the “smell” of burning material much earlier than conventional smoke detectors can. There was much interest shown in the MGD by those attending. The general response to the conference by all in attendance was very positive, with many staying on for the Annual MHEA Golf Day at the neighbouring Forest Pines Golf Course.