Prevent explosions and fires in wood chips and wood dust

With fire and explosion protection from Nextech, you can effectively prevent and combat fires and explosions – achieving optimal safety for your employees and reliability for your customers.

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.

Customised fire and explosion protection for wood-processing industries

At Nextech, we have many years of experience in safeguarding companies in various types of wood-processing industries, from sawmills and furniture manufacturers to chipboard producers and the like. We can therefore provide you with a tailored, experience-based fire and explosion protection solution that provides optimal protection for your specific production facility.

We carry out a risk assessment covering all potential ignition sources and risk areas in the company, and then draw up a safety plan specifying the components – spark and fire detectors, extinguishing units, explosion venting panels and isolation systems, etc. – that will provide you with maximum safety. 

Specific risk areas that should be safeguarded include:

  • Machinery such as planers, saws and belt sanders
  • Filters
  • Extraction/ventilation
  • Chip silos
  • Grinders
  • Presses
  • Conveyor belts
  • Cyclones
  • Silos
  • Wood chippers
  • Mills
  • Gluing machines
  • Sieves/Sifters
  • Drying ovens

A fire and explosion protection solution 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 wood-processing industries
  • Components to relieve, isolate or suppress dust explosions
  • Detection of all incidents of sparks, embers or other ignition sources so that risk areas can be identified and remediated.


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 or ventilation systems – are extinguished as soon as they occur, preventing fires and dust 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 processing plant or transport or storage facility. 

> 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 dust explosions in e.g. silos and conveyor systems.

All our products are ATEX approved. 

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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 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 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.