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Explosion & Fire Protection

No Big-Bang in Wood Processing

An explosion in a wood processing plant may endanger human lifes and the environment as well as the survival of the plant.
Innovative Explosion Protection for Wood-processing Plants
Since the re-discovery of regenerative energy sources wood processing has seen a considerable growth due to the demand of easy to handle fuel. In view of the ignitability and explosibility of the developing wood dust provisions must be taken to minimize/prevent the impacts of dust explosions.

Recycling – certainly safely!

Metal is recovered from residues in four melting furnaces.
How to avoid Fires downstream of a “fiery” Process
During the recycling of scrap-metals a certain amount of dust is produced. Especially, when the recycling process involves pyrometallurgical steps there is the risk of glowing embers being transported into the filters, where they may ignite serious fires.

Fike launches Valvex Explosion Protection Passive Isolation Valve

The ValvEx passive explosion isolation valve is designed to prevent flame and pressure propagation through interconnected pipes, ducts or conveying lines.
Explosion Protection
Fike Corporation announced the addition of a new ValveEx passive isolation explosion protection solution for dust aspiration and dilute-phase pneumatic conveyance systems to its line of products. The passive explosion isolation valve is designed to prevent flame and pressure propagation through interconnected pipes, ducts or conveying lines to additional process equipment or operating locations.

Explosion Control in Elevators

Bucket elevator with explosion control measures.
Vertical Conveying
Conveying systems for bulk solids are often at risk of explosions. as it is almost impossible to avoid this risk, there have to be technical installations which reduce the outcome of such an event. One of the most effective anti-explosion systems for vertical conveyors is an explosion suppression system.

Ultra-fast Detection Sensors

Cerex detector also recognises static pressures and therefore also reacts to explosions which progress very slowly.
Explosion Detection
The Fike Epaco system is a modular bus system based on a digital network technology. One main component of the Epaco system is the Cerex detector which recognises an increase in pressure long before explosion pressure is reached. The detector differentiates between increases in pressure which indicate explosions and normal process overpressures.

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