Today, more than ever, there are many types of hazards in our facilities. By focusing on each and every application and process, we will work with you to determine the most practical and cost-effective method of protecting your process and facility. We then determine how to meet the most recent requirements of NFPA, OSHA, and your Insurance provider. But the first step is recognizing the risk, and understanding your options.
To assist you with understanding Explosion Protection, please watch this video: What We Do – Explosion Protection or open this brochure from Fike.
To help you in determine how to proceed with an Explosion Protection System, we have made up a matrix: Explosion Protection Decision Matrix
Combustible Dust Explosions:
If your company creates or handles dust during any phase of your process, you most likely are at risk for an explosion.
Over the past four years, the Combustible Dust Incident Database logged 960 fires, 357 explosions, 720 injuries and 126 fatalities from more than 40 countries. Two examples are:
- A wood chipping fire in Ramseur, NC caused $2M in damages.
- A paper product fire in Mooresville, NC caused $2M in damages. Combustible dust is a major concern for many.
Combustible dust explosions happen more frequently than many know. This video details the incidents over the past year. Combustible Dust Explosions
Here at SSI, by focusing on each and every application and process, we work with you to determine the most practical and cost effective method of protecting your process and facility. We then determine how to meet the most recent requirements of NFPA, OSHA, and your Insurance provider. But the first step is recognizing the risk, and understanding your options.
Explosion Protection can be broken out to these different catorgories:
Combustible Dust Testing:
As a subsidiary of Fike Corporation in Blue Springs, MO, SSI has access to an unmatched wealth of knowledge, experience, and technology. A leading explosion protection equipment manufacturer, Fike has a state-of-the-art explosion testing laboratory to help verify the correct protection strategies for your plant by defining the specific characteristics of your dust. Learn more
Detection and Control:
Though sophisticated, the modular design, small size, global compatibility and pre-configured set-ups make Fike’s explosion detection and control system easy to install, program and use. Learn more
Fike’s effective Explosion Isolation systems detect and mechanically or chemically block the flame pathways, preventing the spread of an explosion from one part of the process to another. Learn more
Fike Explosion Suppression systems are designed to detect and chemically suppress an explosion in its earliest (incipient) stages to prevent the development of destructive pressures or catastrophic. Learn more
Explosion Venting and Flameless Venting:
Explosion Vents are the most commonly used form of explosion protection. Fike is a leader in the development of effective, cost-efficient, ATEX certified explosion venting solutions. It is often necessary to locate process equipment indoors, making passive explosion venting difficult or impossible. Fike has developed several Flameless Explosion Venting solutions. These solutions allow you to safely and economically protect equipment, without the need to relocate process machinery or the use of expensive duct work. Learn more
Hygienic / Sanitary Explosion Venting:
From explosion venting to active explosion protection systems, Fike has the right high-performance products for all your sanitary, CIP/SIP and industrial applications. Learn more
The bottom line is, until you have implemented one or more of the techniques outlined above on your process, YOU ARE AT RISK! SSI can help you develop the most cost effective, practical and reliable explosion protection approach for your specific process. For over 20 years, SSI has been protecting properties like yours.
Explosion protection is important to your business. Finding the solutions to your explosion protection needs is something we have been doing since 2004. Our customers have found that they can trust the experience, knowledge, honesty, integrity and ethics of SSI’s sales team. We invite you to contact one of the members of this team to discuss how SSI can protect your employee’s life safety and your valuable assets for the continued operation and success of your company. Contact us or call 1-800-360-0687 for a System Sales and Design Consultant to perform a needs analysis at your facility.