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Flame arrestors alternatives

asked May 11, 2014 in Process by keler01 (1,380 points)
When not to use Flame arrestors alternative to a continuous purge for flashback protection

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answered May 12, 2014 by odadmin (21,030 points)
  • Could cause blockage
  • Obstruction to flow
  • Due to heat build up they become ineffective within a few minutes of ignition if located near the vent tip

Flame arrestors should only be used if the use of purge gas is not feasible and the discharge fluid is clean.

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