Some types of pharmaceutical dust are harmful to human health and extremely explosive. Special attention is therefore given to ventilation and aspiration systems in chemical and pharmaceutical production facilities. These systems must fully comply with good manufacturing practices and be equipped with devices to prevent explosions and fires.
Also a significant factor in deciding whether or not to implement an explosion protection system (in addition to the safety of employees and equipment) is the safety of raw materials, which can have a very high value in this industry.
Our ATEX expertise, together with the many years of experience of our European partners, enables us to offer you explosion protection products and solutions that comply with best practice in ensuring occupational health and safety, taking into account all the particularities of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Our team has successful experience of explosion protection for tanks, aspiration and pneumatic conveying systems in production facilities. You can find out more about our projects in the PROJECTS section.
Processes in the chemical and formulation industry generate dust/air mixtures, many of the chemical components are flammable and, when dispersed, explosive.
During the process, particles of bulk solids are atomised in the air and create a dust/air mixture with explosive concentrations of combustible dust.
An ignition source in the vicinity of such an explosive mixture leads to an explosion which can have a destructive effect on equipment and pose a health risk to employees.
The main technological processes associated with explosive concentrations of combustible dusts:
- transport of bulk ingredients (pneumatic or mechanical systems);
- aspiration processes (cyclone separators, filtering systems, etc.);
- storage, sampling, weighing and dosing of bulk solids (silos, bins, scales, etc.)
- mechanical separation or mixing of materials and ingredients (mills, crushers, etc.).
WHAT WE OFFER
Conform to MS GOST, ATEX, NFPA standards
Prevent an explosion of dust-air mixtures
Reduce risks and prevent losses from dust explosions
Approval of the explosion protection project from the supervisory authorities
BENEFITS OF EXPLOSION PROTECTION
Improving health and safety at work, protecting the lives and health of staff
Protecting property and process equipment from destruction
Avoiding long production stoppages
Reducing the risk of damage and economic loss
Solutions for the safety of your production
Turnkey explosion protection system for chemical and pharmaceutical production facilities
The complete explosion protection system for your plant, from analysing the explosion risk in the facility to the integration and commissioning of the explosion protection system.
Explosion protection for aspiration systems
A solution for production safety in the event of an aspiration filter explosion by reducing the explosion pressure inside the filter and cutting off the explosion from adjacent equipment.
Explosion protection for pneumatic conveying systems
Systems for production safety and explosion prevention in adjacent equipment units with HRD barrier or GATEX gate valve.
Explosion protection for tanks and silos
Explosion protection solution for hoppers, silos and other vessels by depressurisation and explosion suppression, and protection against explosion of adjacent equipment by cutting it off.
Explosion risk analysis (ATEX audit)
Expert explosion safety audit of your plant for compliance with ATEX and industry standards.
Dust explosion hazard assessment
Analysis and development of explosion protection documentation (EPD/DHA audits), dust explosion hazard analysis studies with an individual step-by-step assessment approach.