An overpressure event may occur from runaway reactions, inadvertent reactions, thermal expansions and unintended temperature changes to media. Fike’s comprehensive selection of rupture discs come in all shapes and sizes, corrosive-resistant materials, burst pressures, burst temperatures and operating ratios; they can be used to protect pressure relief valves; and they can be custom engineered to fit nearly any special request. Our pressure relief solutions may be used to protect nearly any equipment within a chemical processing facility from overpressure, but some of the most common applications include the following:
With its varying processed dusts in confined spaces and of fluctuating temperatures, chemical refineries are one of the most susceptible industries of combustible dust explosions. Fike offers comprehensive explosion protection solutions custom fit for your facility to protect people, equipment and downtime.
Fire Protection in the Chemical Industry
Because of the amount of combustible dust found in many chemical processing facilities, even a small ember can result in devastating consequences. Fike’s fast-acting fire detection and suppression solutions quickly mitigate fires in their incipient stages before culminating in catastrophe.
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Metal Dust Explosion Protection – What Chemical Plant Managers Need to Know
Dust explosions are a known hazard in chemical processing, and metal dusts pose a unique danger due to the handling, processing and storage that can create combustible dust clouds and dust accumulations. Metal dusts are unique from organic fuels because they typically require a lower amount of energy to ignite and have higher energetic content.