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Safety Mechanisms Protection Systems against Dust Explosions

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

There is no room for compromise when it comes to safety. Companies are required to act, especially when the risk of an explosion looms. It is in this scenario that IEP Technologies introduces a wide range of protection systems for dust explosions in industrial plants.

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IEP Technologies has launched a seamless range of products that offer protection against dust explosions.
IEP Technologies has launched a seamless range of products that offer protection against dust explosions.
(Source: IEP Technologies)

IEP Technologies, the explosion protection specialist within the Hoerbiger Group has launched a seamless range of products that offer protection against dust explosions in flour mills, timber factories, pharmaceutical processes, etc. The portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of passive and active explosion protection systems. The passive technologies portfolio covers explosion venting using vent panels, various systems for flameless venting, including reclosable valves, and components for passive isolation.

The safety packages can also be tailored to each customer’s individual needs. Advanced explosion protection not only preserves the equipment’s operational readiness, but more importantly protects people nearby.

The following example illustrates the high demands that effective explosion protection places on the precision of the individual components and sub-processes. In the event of an undesirable ignition, sophisticated sensors inside an industrial plant are able to detect a rapid rise in pressure. The system is prompted to automatically dispense a sodium bicarbonate suppressant, which dissipates heat from the combustion zone and suppresses the incipient explosion even as it develops — highly effective actions that combine with pinpoint precision in a fraction of a second.

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