In the event of an explosion not only installations are at risk, but also people and the environment. Flames, radiated heat, pressure waves or flying debris can cause considerable damages and costs to companies. Rico Sicherheitstechnik AG has developed an efficient explosion isolation slide valve
which, with an external power supply, successfully prevents the spread of explosions in pipes. The Rico slide valve is designed to be used in dust conveying pipes where pressure losses and obstacles are not desired.
The Rico Slide Valve is used in installations processing
explosive dusts, gases or hybrid mixtures:
– Pharmaceutical industry
– Cosmetics industry
– Chemical/Petrochemical industry
– Research laboratories
– Silos, mills, drying chambers and separators
– Extraction systems, etc.
The protected system is fitted with pressure and /or flame sensors. These detect an explosion and transmit a signal. Depending on the size of the Slide Valve, the signal activates one or more gas generators, which close the Slide Valve by means of the pressure generated. When closed, this effectively prevents the spread of flames and pressure waves. Fast closing times also allow short installation distances. The valve can be opened and closed pneumatically in normal operation.
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