In an unprotected system, it is not the first explosion that causes the most damage, but the following secondary explosions.
Explosion suppression and explosion resistant design will solve a large part of the problem, but in both cases isolation still remains of vital importance.
Isolation through existing process elements
There are several types of explosion isolation to choose from. Sometimes existing process elements can be used, like rotary valves, roots blowers, conveyer screws, double valves (according to the lock principle), or non-return valves.
Isolation through passive elements
We also offer a wide range of passive elements: flame arresters, VENTEX fast-closing valves and explosion relief stacks. They function without external detection or control.
Isolation through active elements
There are also several active systems to help you stop explosions, like fast-shutting gate valves, chemical barriers, fire trap valves and diverter valves. These are all operated by a detector over a control system.