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Integrated explosion protection from IEP Technologies: 75 milliseconds to save lives

Only a small time window exists for successful explosion mitigation.
First there is the shock wave, then follows the flame: Time is of the essence when it comes to preventing a catastrophe after an undesirable ignition has taken place inside a plant prone to explosions. What exactly is involved in this process, and how can risk be averted? IEP Technologies, the explosion protection expert within the HOERBIGER Group, explains the critical phase of a dust explosion and how reliable suppression and isolation systems can save lives. The most important realization is that the first 75 milliseconds are crucial. A comparison with a blink of a human eye, which lasts an average of 100 milliseconds, demonstrates just how little time this is.

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