Active vs Passive Explosion Protection
Because explosion suppression does not vent flame or other material, it is the solution of choice when toxic materials are being handled, equipment is located indoors, or venting exposes personnel to the discharge of pressure and flame.
HRD Lockout Assembly
Fike also offers an HRD Lockout Assembly, a mechanical barrier used to prevent an accidental discharge of an explosion suppression container (HRD) into the process vessel during maintenance and cleaning of the vessel and/or protection system. Available in 4″ and 6″ sizes, Fike’s HRD Lockout Assembly is fully compatible with all existing Fike explosion suppression installations. The product can also be installed in hazardous area locations with use of an optional intrinsic safety barrier.
Gas Cartridge Actuator
Offering the fastest, most reliable response time available, Fike explosion isolation and explosion suppression systems are activated without an explosive charge. Fike’s exclusive Gas Cartridge Actuator has a 10 year service life, which can lower maintenance costs and plant downtime; most competitors’ conventional detonators recommend a replacement every 12 months!