Wherever the danger of explosion exists,
products can protect your
employees, property, and assets.
for a moment the devastating after effects an explosion could cause in
your manufacturing plant or processing facility.
A vital process
could be shut down for days or even weeks. The business interruption
and resulting lost productivity could put your company at a
competitive disadvantage in the marketplace. The cost coverage could
Or worse yet, your
employees could sustain serious or even fatal injuries.
It all adds up to
one sobering fact: an explosion hits your company where you can least
afford it.. on the bottom line.
are reliable, proven ways to safeguard your most vital facilities
against explosion and protect your bottom line...
IEP Technologies Explosion Protection Systems.
IEP Technologies offers the most extensive line of detectors (including pressure, optical,
and thermal sensing detectors), high-rate discharge containers, and state-of-the-art
The World's Most
Extensive Line of Field-Proven Components
IEP Technologies high-rate discharge extinguishers.These rechargeable, spherical containers
are filled with the suppressant agent most appropriate for a given application and
pressurized with dry nitrogen. The containers are equipped with a three-inch
dollar loss per explosion incident in a typical year is
$3.4 million dollars...
Total losses from
four times the amount of losses
from all other causes, including fire...
account for less than
all interruptions but nearly 40% of all losses.
Over 5,000 IEP Technologies systems are installed worldwide, limiting the
danger of a wide range of materials in an equally wide range of process
applications. Don't guess or gamble.
Do you have a potential explosion
lurking in your
process? As a rule of thumb, if the liquid can burn, the vapor will explode; and if the solid can burn, the dust will explode.
the primary emphasis of any explosion protection program should be prevention,
explosions still occur.
- IEP Technologies has over 5,000 explosion suppression systems installed worldwide, and these
systems detect and suppress over 150 explosions per year. Key to the success of these
systems is the ability to detect the explosion early enough so that suppressant agents can
be released and brought into play before the explosion reaches destructive proportions.
Suppression Since the development of pressure in a deflagration explosion is not an
instantaneous event, it is possible, by early detection and the rapid introduction of a
suppressant, to limit the increase in pressure before it reaches dangerous levels. Known
as explosion suppression, this method works only if both the detection of explosion and
the introduction of the suppressant take place within the volume where the explosion
is initiated. A properly designed suppression system will release suppressant in a matter
of milli-seconds after an explosion is detected and can limit the pressure increase in the
hazard area normally to less than 0.2 bar g. Suppressants work against dust explosions by
removing heat from the flame front thereby lowering the temperature below the auto-ignition
point and by creating a barrier between the particles to prevent the transfer of heat. The
choice of suppressant depends on the material being processed and its explosion
characteristics. IEP Technologies offers a complete line of suppressants and will match the
suppressant to the application.