Volume 5, Issue 5
Published: September 18, 2017
Arresting the danger of flames in plant piping

Flame-transmission-proof devices have been used for decades as a key part of plant safety across the globe. With appropriate application they provide protection against combustion and explosion propagation that can infiltrate through openings or connecting pipes, in storage tanks for example, potentially destroying them. Wherever flammable gases or vapours could appear in combination with oxygen, flame-transmission-proof devices are incorporated as protection. Usually, all openings and pipelines are critically examined in the context of safety considerations, and a safety concept established and implemented if necessary. Protection measures should only be renounced when it has been ensured that no ignitable atmosphere will appear, and ignition sources can be completely avoided.

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