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FLAME ARRESTERS



FLAME ARRESTORS ARE SAFETY DEVICES DESIGNED TO PROTECT TANKS OR EQUIPMENT AGAINST THE REGRESSION OR THE PROPAGATION OF FLAMES.

A FLAME ARRESTER MUST ACT AS A BARRIER (STOP A FLAME), A FLAME HOLDER (CONTAIN THE FLAME AT THE BARRIER), AND DISSIPATE HEAT IN ORDER TO PREVENT AUTO IGNITION ON THE DOWN SIDE OF THE FLAME ARRESTER.

IN ORDER TO BE AN EFFECTIVE FLAME PREVENTION DEVICE, A FLAME ARRESTER MUST HAVE A QUENCHING OR HYDRAULIC DIAMETER SMALL ENOUGH TO STOP THE FLAME CREATED BY THE COMBUSTIBLE GAS. EACH COMBUSTIBLE GAS HAS A DIFFERENT REQUIRED HYDRAULIC DIAMETER TO BE ABLE TO STOP THE FLAME.

IN ADDITION TO STOPPING THE FLAME, AN ARRESTER MUST BE ABLE TO DISSIPATE HEAT FLAME TO ENSURE THAT HOT GASES ABOVE THE AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE NEVER REACH THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF THE FLAME ARRESTER. WITH AN IN-LINE INSTALLATION, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY IS IMPORTANT TO INSURE SAFETY IF A DETONATION SHOULD OCCUR.

THE PROPER GASKETING TO INSURE OXYGEN FREE ENVIRONMENT IN THE EVENT OF A DETONATION IS ALSO IMPORTANT.

UNLESS A FLAME ARRESTER MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE ABOVE MENTIONED DESIGN CRITERIA, IT IS NOT A TRUE FLAME ARRESTER.

PLEASE CONTACT WITH MECESA TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FROM RANGE OF FLAME ARRESTORS OFFERED BY MEMECESA:

• INSTALLATION: INLINE, END OF LINE
• TIPO: FLAME ARRESTERS, BIDIRECTIONAL DEFLAGRATION, BIDIRECTIONAL DETONATION
• SIZES: 1” ~ 60”
• MATERIAL: ALUMINIUM, CARBON STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL






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