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What is a FLEX Fireless Ventilation System?

FLEX flameless air vents are suitable for a wide range of applications. They have 100% efficiency and can be applied to dust processing technologies with high explosive parameters, including light metal dust. FLEX devices are also certified for explosive dust with very minimum ignition energies and lower temperature values.

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The two main functions of the FLEX outdoor ventilation unit are explosion ventilation and preventing the fire from spreading to the surrounding area where adjacent personnel and equipment may be.

The explosion vent device opens due to the rapidly increasing pressure from the start of the explosion and the FLEX housing absorbs the flame, burning dust, and gases. In contrast to explosive ventilation, FLEX devices are able to absorb these side effects due to their construction. This means the FLEX can be used safely in rooms where personnel and equipment are located.

Explosive vents can reach temperatures of up to 1,500 °C, with light metals such as aluminum and magnesium at around 3,000 °C. Explosive ventilation with FLEX-free equipment lowers the temperature to a safe level that is harmless to surrounding equipment and to the work and movement of personnel.

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Using Explosion Protection Equipment

Explosive atmospheres are common in process equipment such as filters, silos, elevators, mixers, and factories. With an internal or external ignition source, an explosion can develop inside the device and spread through the connection components. Explosion protection is intended to reduce the effects and is the most effective means of adequately protecting a process.

Eruption protection measures include conventional explosion ventilation through blast doors, flameless ventilation, explosion isolation, and chemical suppression. For a safer workplace, you can consult flameless explosion vents suppliers in the UK at Coopatex for proper installation.

The risk of eruption is very high in the filter system. Very fine dust will be retained in the filter and may cause an explosion if an ignition source is present. External filters are usually protected by ventilation holes.

Flameless ventilation uses a special metal mesh that absorbs the heat energy of the explosion, extinguishes the fire, and prevents heat particles from escaping the fireless vent. Pressure and noise levels are further reduced to an acceptable and harmless minimum.

Explosion protection measures can only be safe and economical if the entire system is considered and individual protective measures are coordinated. This requires a systematic approach as well as compliance with plant-specific boundary conditions and knowledge of methods for evaluating safety-relevant parameters.

Professionals can help determine this optimal protection system through their engineering approach and product range. So you're on the safe side with tested and proven tools for every application.