Preventing Secondary Explosions and Fire.
Total explosion risk management must include ways for preventing crippling business downtime and minimizing the devastation of equipment, facility and potential life loss. Fike's proven Explosion Isolation systems prevent the propagation of flame from one part of the process to another through the use of fast-acting explosion isolation valves and/or chemical barriers.
Mechanical Explosion Isolation involves the use of uniquely designed mechanical valves which provide an actual physical barrier to prevent the spread of an explosion through connecting pipework. Depending on the application and/or protected process, Fike has several mechanical isolation options:
Explosion Isolation Valve (EIV)
Designed to close within milliseconds of detecting an explosion, Fike’s Explosion Isolation Valve (EIV) prevents the spread of flames and pressure (in both directions), effectively preventing an explosion from moving through your process piping or ductwork. Fike explosion isolation valves are one of the fastest, most effective forms of explosion protection available on the market.
Fike Explosion Isolation Pinch Valve (EIPV)
The Fike Explosion Isolation Pinch Valve (EIPV) consists of a heavy duty cast valve body containing a rugged elastomer sleeve. Upon explosion detection, compressed air is released at high speed and within milliseconds the sleeve is “pinched” to full closure, stopping explosion propagation beyond the valve. Used in conjunction with other Fike explosion protection system components, the EIPV is designed to provide an economical way to prevent deflagration propagation.
Flow Actuated Explosion Isolation Valve
Unlike active explosion barriers, these valves are closed by the force of energy supply, detectors or system controls. The valves are designed to close in milliseconds providing a mechanical barrier against flame and pressure.
When your concern is isolating deflagration events and preventing secondary explosions, speed and reliability are critical. Fike explosion isolation systems have been subjected to extensive development testing on both a system and a component level. In addition, Fike has explosion engineers, technical consultants and the most comprehensivein North America - all to aid you in determining the most efficient, cost-effective explosion protection solution for your application(s).
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