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Blue Springs, MO, January 31, 2013 – Fike announces the release of the rectangular version of its popular CV-S Explosion Vent.  Specifically designed to provide a non-fragmenting opening when protecting industrial processing equipment, the CV-S explosion vent provides superior protection in applications such as air-material separation, drying, conveyance and processing operations.

“The CV-S vent is designed to support robust cycling and applications where the operating pressure approaches the burst pressure, or where moderate vacuum pressure exists,” explained Stephen Clegg, Fike’s Industrial Protection Product Specialist.  “This is a high performance vent being offered at a great price, making this an exciting product that is suitable for many industrial applications.”

An additional advantage of the rectangular CV-S explosion vent is its availability in sizes ranging from 9 x 12” up to 44 x 69”, including metric and custom sizes. With optional accessories such as burst indicators, weather covers, and atmospheric insulation kits, CV-S vents offer a flexible, efficient option in explosion protection.

“Within the next couple of months the common sizes and burst pressures of the rectangular CV-S vents will also be available in Fike’s Explosion Vent Stocking Program,” concluded Stephen.  “This convenient program gives our customers the added advantage of a quick 48-hour turn-around at a price less than a custom manufactured vent.”

Fike is a globally recognized supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion, and over-pressurization. With over 65 years of experience manufacturing safety solutions, Fike offers a complete line of proven, reliable products to customers around the world. For more information on Fike fire protection systems or to find a representative near you, visit