NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 68 Standard for Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 91 Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 664 Standard for Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
NFPA 33 Standard for Spray Applications Using Flammable or Combustible Materials
FIRE, EXPLOSION AND PROCESS SOLUTIONS. 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. Fike manufactures solutions for a wide variety of industries and offers products ranging from rupture discs and explosion protection systems to fire suppression systems, fire alarm panels and oil and gas products for improving drilling and well completion.
Clarke’s Explosion Backdraft dampers are activated automatically in the event of an explosion to prevent the backflow of fire-laden air in the system. These unique backflow dampers are equipped with pressure sensitive diaphragms designed to rupture at a pre-determined pressure increase, thus venting the pressurized air to the atmosphere. They feature heavy duty welded steel construction.
The SPARK COOLER® is a patented technology that revolutionizes spark abatement in process applications. It uses air not water to mitigate sparks and fires in dust collection systems, saving time, money, and resources. The SPARK COOLER is the most effective method currently available for reducing the risk of dust collection systems fires from sparks generated in metal processing and various other applications.
The presence of sparks is a significant problem in the filtration of combustible particles. A spark gets buoyancy from a surrounding bubble of hot air and often moves along uninterrupted in a flow stream. Like a hot air balloon with its cargo, it moves along at the same velocity as the gas stream until the spark hits the filter media. At the filter, the hot air gets stripped from the “balloon” and the spark is deposited on the filter media surface. Normally, the spark will self-extinguish before it can ignite a fire. However, if the spark is hot enough to ignite the media, the filtration system will likely be compromised. Therefore, designing an exhaust/filtration system that minimizes the risk of spark ignition is critical. The SPARK COOLER ® is a simple and effective product for inclusion on process systems that reduces the frequency of sparks reaching the filter media.
How It Works
This product increases turbulence in the flow stream – by creating enough turbulence in the gas stream, the protective thermal bubble surrounding the spark can be broken up. Without this bubble, the lower temperatures in the gas stream will extinguish the spark, thereby promoting improved operation of the exhaust/filtration system.
Process Environments represents the leading equipment names in fire suppression and explosion protection. Our dust collection experts can review your operational challenges to ensure compliance with NFPA standards and help you mitigate combustible dust hazards. We have partnered with the most trusted names in fire and explosion protection and safety to be your one source for a complete line of dust collectors and combustible dust strategies. Contact us for the design, installation or servicing of your industrial air filtration equipment.
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