Mechanical Explosion Isolation:
Involves the use of uniquely designed mechanical valves which provide an actual physical barrier, designed to close within milliseconds of detecting an explosion. Fike’s isolation valves prevent the spread of flames and pressure (in both directions), effectively preventing an explosion from moving through your process piping or ductwork. Fike explosion isolation valves are one of the fastest, most effective forms of explosion protection available on the market.
Chemical Explosion Isolation:
Achieved through a rapid discharge of a chemical explosion suppressant to prevent the flame from continuing through to other areas of your process system. An explosion detector initiates the release of the extinguishing agent when it detects a deflagration pressure or flame front — preventing the propagation of flame and burning materials.