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Fike offers a wide range of composite, hygienic and special application explosion vents that are designed to perform reliably under specific conditions. Fike’s long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free explosion vents feature:
Explore Fike’s variety of explosion vents, each designed to effectively protect certain applications and processes from combustible dust explosions.
Composite Explosion Vents
Reliable, high-performance explosion vents capable of protecting vessels like dust collectors from combustible dust explosions.
Hygienic Explosion Vents
Provide explosion venting solutions in hygienic applications, including but not limited to the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.
Applicable when protected enclosure is indoors, ducting is cost-prohibitive or impractical, free-venting exposes personnel to harmful or toxic discharge, or when flame discharge is simply not an option. Fike’s flameless vents effectively absorb heat and flames before discharge.
Bucket Elevator Vents
Cost-effective and easy-to-install solutions specifically designed to protect against dust explosions that occur far too often in bucket elevator applications.
How Combustible Dust Explosion Venting Works
When a spark or other ignition source ignites in a vessel, a fireball develops as the material burns and grows at an exponential pace, often within milliseconds.
The pressure expands rapidly as the fireball grows, reaching the explosion vent. The explosion vent opens at a specified pressure, dictated by the type of vent equipped by the vessel.
The explosion vent limits the stress on the vessel and allows it to maintain structural integrity. The pressure is released and the fireball escapes through the vent into a safe area outside the facility.
Alternatively, when the process cannot be vented safely outside, the explosion vent opens and directs the fireball into a flameless venting device, like FlamQuench.