The National Fire Protection Association's World Safety Conference & Exposition(R) recently took place at the Dallas Convention Center in May. Several new and innovative products for the fire protection industry were on display. Here are some of the highlights of the show.

The FLAMEX Spark Detection and Extinguishing System can identify and extinguish a spark in a pneumatic duct within a fraction of a second, preventing the spark from entering filtration units and storage bins where violent explosions and fires can occur. FLAMEX utilizes infrared detectors to sense burning embers or sparks transported through ductwork leading to a dust collector. Upon sensing a spark, the system triggers an extinguishing device located downstream from the detectors, which produces an atomized water spray to effectively extinguish the burning material. FLAMEX.