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Explosion Isolation Flap
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Various NFPA standards require that a dust collection system has a means of preventing the transmission of energy from a fire or explosion to the building/work area. Through extensive testing by a third party testing facility, Nordfab has developed the Explosion Isolation Flap (EIF) type CARZ to be installed upstream of the dust collector.
How it works
Under normal operation the flap will open as the downstream air moving device generates a flow in the ductwork. Should an explosion happen in the downstream equipment - like a dust collector - a pressure front develops in the ductwork within milliseconds and due to the design of the EIF, the internal flap will be forced closed and seal off the approaching flame front. This prevents glowing embers and burning material from entering into upstream equipment and spaces.
The design of the EIF is critical as the flap must function in milliseconds and therefore must be of light construction but must be strong enough to withstand the explosion pressure.
Many full scale tests were performed to arrive at the proper design and assure proper function.
Since the EIF is a safety device, Nordfab submitted the EIF to rigorous testing by an accredited testing facility in accordance with 94/9/EC Directive.
Normal Operation Explosion/Deflagration