What is Explosion Suppression?
Components of an Explosion Suppression System
Applicable Rules & Regulations
Explosion Protection Equipment
Explosion Suppression System
“Part of a SysTech Explosion Protection Plan”
An IEP Technologies explosion suppression system mounted on a Donaldson DFO 3-6 cartridge dust collector on sugar and Vitamin C additive filling line.
Industrial material handling and manufacturing processes often require combustible dust control to maintain acceptable conditions within a manufacturing process or facility. As particulate, be it nuisance or product, is captured, it is typically conveyed to an Air-Material Separator (AMS).
This AMS can take the form of a dust collector, cyclone, scrubber, or many other types of vessels. Once contained, we now have a potential fuel inside a confined space, creating the conditions for a possible explosion. One way to address this risk and further protect your plant and personnel is through the utilization of an Explosion Suppression System (ESS).
An ESS is needed in any part of the process where combustible dust particles are present and concentrated within a confined space. These fine combustible particles are found in many industries, including chemical, pharma, cosmetic, food, etc.
Suspended in the air inside an AMS, the dust particles ignite and activate the ESS response. There are many possible locations for an ignition source to originate, including the dust collector, duct system, etc. The reasons for ignition vary from friction and high temperatures to thermal reactions.
A Donaldson/ Torit DFE Dust Collector with Explosion Suppression along with Inlet and Outlet Isolation using IEP Pistonfire II suppressor bottles.