Tag Archive for: explosion protection

Better safe than sorry – Design safety for fluid bed systems

Better safe than sorry – design safety for fluid bed systems
Design-based explosion protection is one of the most important precautionary measures for operating fluidized bed systems in a process-safe manner. Atex-compliant designs range from explosion-suppressed to explosion-pressure-resistant apparatus. (German article)

Spraying cleanly without a break – Hygienic design of fluid bed and spouted bed systems

Reliably operating spray nozzles and a flawless spray pattern are indispensable in fluid bed processes. A new spray nozzle safety mechanism from Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, specially developed for products relevant to explosion protection, enables the spray nozzle to be safely dismantled during operation. (article in German language)

Atex-compliant system design for high process reliability

So that it will not go “boom” and the plant will blow up! This must be taken into account in advance when planning and designing a plant. Fluid bed and spouted bed systems of various designs and sizes are used in many branches of industry for product design and the production or refinement of granulates and pellets. The solid starting materials for this are often in powder form, the handling of which in plants can lead to a dust explosion risk. Other aspects of the safety design of fluid bed and spouted bed systems are, depending on the application, the use of organic solvents or the formation of hazardous substances through reactions or decomposition. (German article)