Get Protected, Stay Protected with Fike
Fike has the expertise, experience and products to safely protect nearly any processing facility, and most importantly, its people, from a combustible dust hazard. Explore how Fike can guide your facility to NFPA 652 compliance and protect it from combustible dust explosions through the following steps:
Identify Your Hazard
Fike’s protection strategy often begins with consultative services, including a walkthrough of the facility that identifies and prioritizes specific hazardous areas requiring protection and dust testing used to support explosion protection system design.
Protect the Vessel
Dust collectors, cyclones and flash dryers are examples of vessels in which deflagrations are common and require reliable venting or chemical suppressant systems to mitigate the explosion.
Isolate the Hazard
Because secondary explosions can be more catastrophic than the initial deflagration, active and passive valves and chemical suppressant barriers effectively isolate the explosion to the initial source.
Our Explosion Protection Capabilities
With proprietary testing facilities and both passive and active explosion protection devices, explore how Fike offers comprehensive dust explosion prevention and mitigation through our following capabilities:
Combustible Dust Testing
Provide accurate ASTM and CEN-standard measurements of a dust’s explosive characteristics represented in real-world applications. Results of dust testing may be used to determine the best solutions to protect potential combustible dust hazard areas within a facility.
Protect equipment from potential combustible dust explosions by providing a planned pathway for flames and pressure wave to escape. With composite, flameless, hygienic and bucket elevator options, Fike is a leading worldwide manufacturer of life- and equipment-saving ATEX-certified explosion venting solutions.
Prevent the propagation and strengthening of flame from one part of the system to another. Fike engineers and manufactures a variety of fast-acting isolation solutions, ranging from passive ValvEx flap valves to active valves such as the Fike Explosion Isolation Valve (EIV) gate valves and chemical suppression barriers.
Designed to chemically suppress an explosion in its earliest stages before it becomes catastrophic. Suppression is often required when processing materials are toxic and unsafe to release through an explosion vent.
Free White Paper
Myth vs Reality: Combustible Dust Explosions
Is a large amount of dust needed for an explosion to propagate? Can a dust explosion propagate against process flow? Learn answers to these questions and more, supported by research from Fike’s Large-Scale Testing Facility, by downloading this free white paper.