According to EN 1127-1 ignition sources are:
- hot surfaces,
- sparks from friction of metal parts,
- electrical equipment,
- static electricity,
- self-ignition at high air temperature,
- electromagnetic waves.
Whatever the vessel is filled with, it is a valuable link in the production chain. Hundreds of tons of free-flowing products per day pass through a variety of vessels: bunkers, containers, silos. Each of them is built in accordance with strict safety requirements. It is necessary to foresee any risks, since not only the company’s income, but also the safety of personnel depends on the stability of the equipment.
Compliance with international standards for explosion safety in the production of free-flowing materials increases your business credibility.
Credibility is a strong backbone for your production. And it is credibility that is worth taking care of its 100% protection.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to prevent all threats to the safety of technological vessels. An empty wood flour or wheat container is often just as dangerous as a full one.
The closed vessel protects your product from theft, contamination, excess moisture or environmental influences. However, such a vessel eventually becomes a potentially explosive atmosphere filled with harmful dust.
In the process of loading / unloading or during transportation free-flowing products, as a result of friction, form fine dust. It accumulates on the walls of the tank or the joints of adjacent equipment and at some point reaches an explosive concentration in suspension.
Even with continuous vessel monitoring it is impossible to catch the critical limit of such a concentration. However, it can be measured if an assessment of the explosion hazard of production is carried out in advance.
In a matter of seconds explosive combustion fills the entire space of the vessel. If it is connected to other containers for storing or drying free-flowing material, the flame will be active as long as all five components of the explosion are working.
Because of one small spark in the combustible dust, people, machinery, production and raw materials can be affected.
There are two key directions for explosion protection of vessels:
1. Balanced dust-exhaust system.
2. A range of solutions for detecting, suppressing and isolating of flame, as well as the venting of destructive energy outside the tank
Главная задача по взрывозащите ёмкости – обнаружить и подавить взрыв, вывести пламя за пределы контейнера, снизив разрушительное давление. Кроме того, важно защитить персонал, который может оказаться в зоне выхода пламени.
С задачей взрывозащиты ёмкостей успешно справляются три надёжных комплекса решений от чешского производителя RSBP spol. s r.o. и его официального представителя – ATEX.CENTER.
The HRD system can be used as a stand-alone solution or in combination with the HRD barrier at the junction with the pipeline, VMP panels and FLEX flameless explosion venting in such vessels:
In addition, when protecting the vessels of dust-exhaust systems and their pipelines from explosion, it is recommended to use a special the quick-acting slide valve B-FLAP to isolate the flame.
VMP panels can be used as a stand-alone solution or in combination with the HRD system and FLEX flameless venting devices. VMP panels are widely used in free-flowing materials storage tanks such as:
Flameless explosion venting devices FLEX can be used as a stand-alone solution or in combination with an HRD system in such vessels for storing free-flowing materials:
Estimate the cost of an effective vessel explosion protection solution at ATEX.CENTER.
Compare with the costs of restoring equipment after an explosion, the cost of downtime and compensation for damage to personnel and product.
The ATEX.CENTER explosion protection mark on your equipment is a guarantee of your peace of mind and the safety of your business!