Fike Launches Bidirectional Explosion Diverter
Fike has introduced a bidirectional explosion diverter to enhance its range of passive explosion protection equipment. The explosion diverter - also referred to as back flash interrupter or explosion decoupler - will enable the protection of new and existing vessels to be validated using a passive device. There are 9 nominal sizes available for the Fike explosion diverter, ranging from DN100 to DN600. As standard explosion vents are not suitable for this application, Fike offers a third-party-tested and -approved non-fragmenting explosion vent certified for use on this type of device.
The bulged vent ensures a smooth flow diversion; coupled with low burst pressure and inertia, the diverter will provide a low risk of flame propagation beyond the diverter. If a deflagration is allowed to propagate through a conveying line, this may cause pressure piling, rapid flame acceleration and transition to detonation if not disengaged in a timely manner. The resulting explosion