Preventing Future Fires
KUHN RIKON is a world-renowned Swiss cookware manufacturer with over 200 employees. Their cookware holds up against stovetop heat with panache. However, manufacturing these products involves highly difficult production steps. One of these caused a disastrous accident in 2015. During mechanical pot polishing, an abrasive spontaneously combusted. The flames were fed by the machine’s ventilation, which led to a fatal dust explosion. Large portions of the production facility caught fire, incurring damages of over 5 million Swiss francs (approximately €4.6 million). The production managers all agreed that this could never happen again!