Pressure Management Expert Expands Range of Explosion Venting Panels

Custom Manufactured Dust Explosion Protection Available for Any Bulk Handling Application

Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions, causing costly damage to plant infrastructure, as well as serious injury and even death in some cases. Offering a relatively inexpensive solution for industries that deal with combustible dusts, including sectors handling animal feed, sugar, starch, flour, sawdust, organic chemicals, plastics, metal powders and coal, the most practical and economic method of protection against such disasters is often the installation of an explosion venting panel.

As an expert in its field, UK-based manufacturer, Elfab, has developed its explosion venting panel range to meet specific industry requirements and deliver instant pressure relief through rapid and controlled exhaust venting within a wider variety of applications.

Elfab's non-fragmenting panel designs are now available with a multi- or single-skinned construction, across a wide range of standardised and customised shapes and sizes. Whether the panel is expected to offer vacuum resistance, function within different temperatures, or perform within a sanitary or arduous operating environment, Elfab works closely with every customer to determine the right solution for its unique process conditions.

Within its expanded range of explosion panel designs, Elfab meticulously manufactures every panel to open at a precise predetermined burst pressure, providing full venting in milliseconds. The range offers leak-tight and fail-safe operation, so a damaged or badly installed panel will always burst at a pressure equal to or lower than specified. Elfab's unique ATEX approved integral explosion panel burst detection system, Vent-Tel, can now also be retrofitted to its panel range to enable end-users to comply with industry recommendations. In the event of an explosion, the process can be immediately shut down to prevent the onward transmission of burning material if a burst detection system has been installed.

To enhance the ongoing relationship with its loyal customers, Elfab has also introduced a stocking programme to support its explosion panel range development. Customers can now order certain specification* panels from stock on shorter lead times to suit their individual requirements, enhancing their supply chain management and delivery planning capability at no extra cost.

Elfab offers free consultation and advice on choosing the most suitable explosion protection system for on your safety-critical plant environment. For more details, please contact Mr. Russell Trotter on E-mail: pr@elfab.com  or visit our website : www.elfab.com

About Elfab : Elfab (a Halma company) is a leading manufacturer of rupture discs, bursting panels and associated detection devices. These intelligent pressure relief systems protect people, plant and equipment across the globe. Elfab also delivers unique design, testing and consultancy services for pressure management. Elfab's customers are predominantly in the energy industry (oil & gas, biomass, power generation and utilities), process industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage) and transportation industry (storage & distribution, Intermodal containers, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive).  The company's technology is also used in a wide range of OEM applications like solid and bulk handling, medical, gas and liquid handling and various industrial applications from launch systems in space rockets and air bags in cars, to cryogenic systems in body scanners.

About Halma : Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has around 5600 employees in nearly 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has an office in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Vadodara and Thanjavur.

For further details : E-mail : sunil.balan@halma.com