Flame Arresters Australia
What is a flame arrester?
A flame arrester is a device that permits gas passage through it to stop the propagation of a flame.
Storing flammable liquids or gases involves the risk of fire or explosion due to the ignition of flammable vapour. The use of flame arresters provides complete protection against explosions in risky environments. Flame Arresters prevent exterior flame entry into storage or processing tanks/systems via vent openings. Therefore, flame Arresters are sometimes referred to as Deflagration Flame Arresters. We can supply you with two types of Flame Arresters:
- In-line / Vent-Line
- End of line
In-Line Flame Arrestors
In-Line Flame Arrestors offer protection at the initial stage of an explosion that may occur due to the ignition of an explosive gas mix inside the pipe. These units are usually installed in pipes to stop the flames from passing. In-line flame arresters are primarily used in systems that gather gases emitted by liquids and solids. Such systems are commonly used in many industries and are called vapour control systems.
End Of Line Flame Arrestors
End of line flame arrestors offers safety against atmospheric deflagration in cases of ignition source being outside the system. Since these flame arrestors are made to stop the propagation of flames within the pipping systems, they are placed close to the potential source of ignition. End-of-line flame arresters are primarily used in petroleum storage tank vents.
Functioning Of Flame Arrestors
Most flame arresters function by absorbing the heat moving at sub-sonic velocities from a flame front. This decreases the gas temperature below the auto-ignition temperature and stops the flame. The flame arrester element comprising metal plates, wire mesh, or crimped metal windings controls the flame front. This element pushes the gas through a small gap, creating a congested path for the flame front to pass through, thus stopping the flame.
Flame Arrestors Are Ideal For Use In Various Industries
There are a variety of flame arrestors available today to meet the demands of various industries. No matter what type of flame arrestor you are looking to purchase, every model in this category functions on the same principle of eliminating heat from the flame as it makes its way through narrow passages with metals or other heat-generating material. Flame arresters are a must for industries like refining, chemical, petrochemical, oil exploration and production, power generation and bulk liquids transportation.
Get In Touch With Us For More Details
Each Flame Arrester uses specific plate or crimped metal designs and comes in a range of sizes. If you want to know in detail about our products, you can connect with our experts today. Feel free to call us on (03) 9457 3700 for more information. You can also drop an email at email@example.com or fill in the enquiry form for us to give you a call.
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