Friday, April 26, 2019

Basics of Industrial Flame Arresters

Flame arresters are a passive devices with no moving parts, engineered to allow hot gas to pass through its body, while stopping a flame, thus preventing a larger fire or explosion.  Flame Arresters uses a wound metal ribbon type element that prevents the spread of flame from the exposed side of the arrester to the protected side of the arrester. The metal element's construction provides a matrix of engineered openings that are carefully calculated and sized to quench the flame by absorbing the flame's heat. As an explosion flame travels through a narrow metal space, heat is transmitted to the walls, energy is lost and only vapor gasses are able to pass through. Flame Arresters are used in many industries such as mining, power generation, petrochemical, chemical,  wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, refining, and pharmaceutical.

For more information on flame arresters, contact Arjay Automation:
(800) 761-1749