Prevent dust explosions and fires in animal feed production

Reliable fire and explosion protection tailored to the risks you face as a feed producer is essential for the safety of your operations.

We offer a comprehensive product portfolio of fire and explosion protection components from a number of Europe’s leading manufacturers in the field. All our products are tested and approved to the highest safety standards by Europe’s leading testing bodies, including VdS and TÜV. Our explosion protection systems are also ATEX approved.


Get fire and explosion protection from an industry expert 

Nextech has many years’ experience in fire and explosion protection for the animal feed industry, and can thus optimise safety at every stage of production. We sell some of the world’s most advanced and fastest fire detection, spark detection and spark extinguishing systems that automatically monitor your production plants and storage facilities, detecting sparks, embers and other ignition sources and extinguishing them before they can cause fire and explosion, as well as a range of advanced fire extinguishing and explosion protection systems that avert serious damage should a fire or explosion occur for any other reason.

The systems can be used in all types of feed production and processing, and in each case we tailor a solution to suit the particular plant, the raw materials being processed and the forms of extinguishing – including gas, water or material flow diversion – that work optimally with minimal impact on the feed products being produced. For example, we sell branch pipes for material flow diversion that are designed in stainless steel and approved for use in the animal feed industry.

Specific risk areas that should be safeguarded include:

  • Drying systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Silos
  • Hammer mills
  • Rollers
  • Presses
  • Sieves
  • Transport systems
  • Bucket elevators
  • Cyclones
  • Filters
  • Extraction/ventilation

Fire and explosion protection from Nextech includes:


  • A fast and reliable fire protection system tailored to your production
  • Automatic detection and extinguishing of sparks, embers and other ignition sources – with minimal damage to production
  • Advanced extinguishing mechanisms and agents that are approved for the animal feed industry
  • Detection of all incidents of sparks, embers or (excessively) high temperatures so that risk areas can be identified and remediated
  • Fast and effective explosion protection via venting, extinguishing or isolation
  • Possibility of remote visual monitoring of high temperature areas via thermal monitoring.


Achieve maximum safety with a fire and explosion protection system containing:

Spark extinguishing

Effective spark extinguishing ensures that ignition sources – e.g. sparks from foreign objects in processing machines, conveyor belts, silos or ventilation systems – are extinguished as soon as they occur, preventing fires and explosions.

We offer a range of the world’s leading spark detection and extinguishing products, and in each case can put together a solution with the types of detectors and extinguishing agents that provide maximum safety in the given production plant, including branch pipes for material flow diversion that are designed in stainless steel and approved for use in the animal feed industry.

> Read more about our spark extinguishing products

Fire detection

Automatic fire detection ensures that a fire is detected as soon as it starts, so that extinguishing can be initiated as soon as possible. We offer a range of different types of fire detection, so in each case we use the type of component that provides the most effective detection in the particular context. 

Our product portfolio includes smoke detectors, spark detectors, IR monitoring and temperature monitoring.

> Read more about our fire detection products 

Explosion protection

Effective explosion protection consists of both prevention (e.g. through spark detection and extinguishing and thermal monitoring to detect overheated components) and mitigation measures such as dampers to relieve the force and flames of an explosion, or extinguishing to contain the explosion and prevent the spread of flames to other parts of the plant.

Our product portfolio includes a range of detectors, venting components and extinguishing agents tailored to effectively and quickly prevent and combat explosions in e.g. silos and transport systems.

All our products are ATEX approved. 

> Read more about our explosion protection products

IR monitoring

Thermal monitoring via infrared cameras enables effective prevention of fires even before they can be detected by the naked eye or smoke detectors. The camera data is processed by advanced software and compared with the normal temperature fluctuations for the area in question, and shutdown and alarms are triggered immediately in the event of particularly rapid or particularly drastic temperature fluctuations. 

The cameras are specially designed for use in challenging environments, so their performance and reliability are not affected by factors such as dust or dirt. 

> Read more about our IR monitoring products

Foam fire extinguishing

Foam fire extinguishing is used in spaces where traditional water-based sprinkler systems do not provide sufficiently effective extinguishing, or where there is a risk of fires in hazardous and highly flammable materials.

The use of foam as an extinguishing agent ensures both that the fire is extinguished quickly and effectively, as the oxygen supply is cut off, and that reignition is prevented, as the foam forms a sealing layer over the combustible material. 

> Read more about our products for foam fire extinguishing


Inert gas fire extinguishing is used for effective fire protection of items such as server racks, electrical panels or PLC control cabinets. 

We offer an effective and reliable gas-based fire extinguishing solution based on advanced rocket technology developed under the European Space Agency, ESA, which means that the solution meets this industry’s high safety and reliability requirements. 

Advanced detection initiates extinguishing with inert gas inside the cabinet that is being protected, displacing the oxygen and smothering the fire within seconds, thereby preventing secondary damage from heat and smoke development. 

> Read more about our products for fire extinguishing in racks and electrical panels

Fire protection for vehicles

Automatic fire protection of vehicles such as trucks or other heavy vehicles ensures that engine fires do not spread to other vehicles or to warehouses with combustible materials. 

We offer one of the world’s most effective fire protection systems for vehicles – German manufacturer protecfire’s detexline system, which is installed in the engine compartment of the vehicle itself and automatically detects and extinguishes emerging engine fires.

> Read more about our fire protection system for vehicles here

Fire protection for kitchens/canteens

With rapid automatic fire protection of the cooker and deep fryer in the canteen kitchen, fires in overheated cooking fat are detected and extinguished quickly and efficiently. 

We offer a specially developed fire protection system for kitchens from the German manufacturer protecfire, which detects and extinguishes emerging fires ultra-fast and efficiently. The system’s extinguishing agent also forms a protective seal afterwards, preventing reignition. 

> Read more about our fire protection for kitchens

We put together a fire and explosion protection solution based on a thorough risk analysis of your operations, including the mapping of specific risk areas. The solution is composed of the detection and extinguishing components that provide optimal protection for your particular operations.