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Milestones in Explosion Safety/Pressure Relief Safety for Plants and Processes

Editor: M.A. Manja Wühr

The process industries are under pressure - literally. If the pressure is too high or too low, the affected plant parts can suffer severe damage. Here, reliable and fast reacting relief devices are absolutely required. Rembe has been dedicated to protecting plants and processes for more than 45 years. What once began with a single rupture disc is now comprehensive expertise in the field of process safety and explosion safety.

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Pressure fluctuations pose a high risk to people, the environment and the system. Rupture discs offer a fast, effective and economical pressure relief possibility. Compared to electronic and pneumatically operated safety systems, they are mainly characterized by their reliability. Over the decades, Rembe has continuously adapted its rupture discs to the growing requirements such as alternating pressures, higher process temperatures and the increasing technologicalisation of processes. Today the rupture discs from Brilon are technically highly developed precision safety devices which are individually manufactured and tested specifically for each application.

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Overpressure is not always caused by the process itself. As often portrayed very elaborately in the media, overpressure explosions also damage people and entire plant systems. Here, rupture discs act as predetermined breaking points to protect endangered devices. But a pressure relief with a flame routing to the outside is not always possible. For such cases, the highly resourceful Sauerlanders developed the flameless pressure relief. Thanks to a special filter fabric, it is possible to virtually swallow flame and pressure. This makes it possible to set up plants for the operation in a process-optimised manner. Complex safety devices with complicated relief channels can therefore be omitted. Last but not least, is also possible to achive an explosion isolation with quench valves or non-return valves, for example, or an explosion suppression to protect adjacent plant components.