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.
REMBE is a safety specialist in pressure relief and explosion safety. It provides customers in all industries with safety systems for their plants and equipment. All products are made in Germany and meet the requirements of national and international regulations. REMBE customers include market leaders in numerous sectors, such as the food, wood, oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. REMBE takes a comprehensive approach, primarily developing and making its own products while also providing the relevant consultancy, engineering and service.
Isolation is essential to protect adjoining system components against the spread of combustible dust explosions. Tanks, silos, equipment are usually connected by pipelines through which, if an explosion occurs, fire and the pressure spread very rapidly. In addition, the intensity of the explosion in connected containers is increased by pressure piling and flame jet ignition. Continue reading EXPLOSION ISOLATION – REMBE EXKOP→
A widely used measure to protect against damage caused by combustible dust explosions is venting with explosion panels. If a dust explosion cannot be vented into a safe area, flameless venting is paramount. REMBE invented this technology 25 years ago and its bestseller, the Q-Rohr, protects industrial plants worldwide.
This is a special behind the scenes interview with Dr.-Ing Johannes Lottermann, Head of Projects and Expansion Department, REMBE® GmbH, Germany. Dr. Johannes talks about the technology behind the Q-Rohr-3 Flameless Venting System which he demonstrated at the PBS 2014 in Chicago, with a live explosion!