EXPLOSION PROTECTION SOLUTIONS Safety is no accident. With over 60 years of field experience and a team of in-house engineers, application specialists and combustion researchers, you can rely on Fike for effective, reliable explosion protection solutions that fit your growing safety needs. We stand behind our explosion protection products with a commitment to quality, full-scale explosion testing capabilities and unprecedented expertise.


EP Isolation

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Explosion Isolation
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.
Chemical Explosion Isolation is achieved through a rapid discharge of a chemical explosion suppressant to prevent the flame from continuing through to other areas of your process system. An explosion detector initiates the release of the extinguishing agent when it detects a deflagration pressure or flame front -- preventing the propagation of flame and burning materials.


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 comprehensive testing facility in North America - all to aid you in determining the most efficient, cost-effective explosion protection solution for your application(s).