Explosion pressure relief, commonly referred to as venting, is probably the most widely practised and best understood protective measure used to control the effects of an industrial explosion. Explosion venting is intended to prevent the destruction of an enclosure due to any other overpressure condition caused by an explosion.
It may also prevent the enclosure from rupturing due to any other overpressure caused by mechanical system failure or even against the effects of vacuum pressures in the system.
Due to its passive nature explosion venting is often the preferred method for protecting enclosures from the potential overpressures generated by combustion.
Explosion pressure relief can be successfully achieved through the use of low mass explosion venting devices with predictable opening behaviour. Due to the instantaneous pressure relief action, the protected system will be safeguarded as the resultant pressure will remain within the safe pressure boundaries of the equipment.
The Fike explosion vents are rupture membranes that provide a predictable, unrestricted relief area at a specified pressure.
The rupture pattern design and the low mass of Fike’s explosion vents virtually eliminates the risk of fragmentation and ensures extremely fast response times.