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Safe combustible-dust explosion isolation with this system

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The new and improved Exkop isolation system (photo) is now available for many more applications, such as ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion pressures (Pred) of up to 2 bar and larger diameters. Also, the new Exkop Express controller allows for much greater connectivity of site process-safety systems. Process equipment is usually connected by pipelines through which, if an explosion occurs, fire and pressure can spread very rapidly. Propagating explosions pose increased risks of injury, equipment damage and secondary explosions. The intensity of the explosion in connected vessels is increased by pressure piling and flame jet ignition. This sequence of events can be prevented by the Exkop isolation system. — Rembe Inc., Fort Mill, S.C.