The Chemicals Industry

The Chemicals industry converts a wide variety of raw materials including oil, natural gas, air, water, metals and minerals into more than 70,000 different products. It is characterized by the processing of materials with a range of explosibility levels. These materials are easy to ignite and often have a low ignition tolerance. When combustible vapors combine with dust, it creates a unique challenge in which the mixture can be ignited by electrostatic discharge, mechanical overheating, or chemical reaction.

Selecting the Right Explosion Protection System

There are three basic types of explosion protection systems: venting, isolation and suppression. Follow the flow chart to get a basic idea of which solution is right for your application.

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