Clean Air Company is committed to installing dust collection systems that help meet or exceed today’s strict NFPA regulatory guidelines governing your industry. The Clean Air Company provides fire and explosion mitigation solutions for all your industrial and manufacturing needs – including prevention, isolation, diversion, and venting. Our design team brings years of experience to the engineering, and installation of containment solutions for multi-application industrial dust collecting. We use our years of experience and our partnership with Boss Products solutions to the workplace either as individual components or as a seamless plantwide solution to meet your needs.
Abort Gates are found on the clean air or positive pressure side of a dust collector and are used to isolate an explosion in the collector between the Abort Gate itself and the No-Return Valve on the other side of the collector, thus protecting the return air entry from an explosion entering.
EcoMAXX® High Speed Abort Gates are specifically designed to be installed as a safety component when filtered air is returned to a building. NFPA requires High Speed Abort Gates to be activated by a FM Approved spark detection and extinguishing system. When the Яaptor Spark Detection & Extinguishing Control Module detects a potential hazard, the return air is diverted to atmosphere, aborting potential fire from entering a workspace. This abort function can also be activated by the Яaptor Spark™ Dust Probe when dust particles are detected and/or the Яaptor Spark™ Thermal Probe.
The EcoMAXX® High Speed Abort Gate is just one of the essential Fire & Explosion Protection system components provided by Boss Products. This component includes specific protection for Explosion Prevention, Fire Isolation & Diversion, specifically designed and engineered to be installed for the protection of workers, equipment, and buildings.
The EcoMAXX® High Speed Abort Gates are designed for actuation by a Яaptor Spark Detection System which may include Spark Detectors (as required by NFPA), Broken Bag Detectors in the duct or Thermal Probes to detect rapid temperature rise in the filter enclosure. The
EcoMAXX® HSAG02 may also be incorporated to be actuated by external building alarm systems.
The Explosion Diverter EV-VDIV with integral explosion panel is the ideal addition to any exterior process flow duct system where there is potential for hazardous explosive overpressure or multiple explosive events. This device helps reduce the potential for system damage caused by high overpressure and rapid flame front expansion.
Once an explosion is isolated between a No-Return-Valve, Rotary Air Lock and an Abort Gate the pressure wave from an explosion needs to be released. An explosion vent is essentially a blow away panel that releases the pressure wave from an explosion in a predetermined safe direction allowing the wave to dissipate into the environment.
EcoMAXX®/VigilEX EV-VD domed explosion vent panels are specifically designed for high negative pressure applications and installations where high psi pulse cleaning mechanisms could cause metal fatigue over time. The dome design is optimal for Hi-Vac filter systems where explosion relief venting is required. Typical applications included dust collector filters, cyclones, and high-pressure vessels.
EcoMAXX®/VigilEX EV-VD domed explosion vent panels are pressure tested and certified in compliance with a variety of test standards. EV-VD panels are ideal for OEM and retrofit applications. They are easy to install with premium gaskets and integral flanges.
Standard burst pressure is 1.45 psi / 0.1 bar. Application specific burst pressures between 1.45 psi up to 7 psi are available for special orders.
The installation of an Explosion Isolation Device on all suction side ducts that transport material with a Kst value above zero is an NFPA Requirement.
Installing a SAFETY SMART EcoMAXX® No Return Valve (EM-NRV) will protect workers and facilities from the damaging effect of a baghouse or filter explosion.
EM-NRV Explosion Isolation Valves are designed for use with all EcoMAXX® High Speed Abort Gates, Fire Break Shutters, Spark Detection & Extinguishing/Suppression Systems, and Energy Management Systems.
No-Return-Valves, Backdraft Dampers and are all names for isolation gates that are typically found on the dirty air side (negative pressure side) leading into a collector and work on back pressure to close a gate and isolate a collector explosion from the ports that it is drawing air from.
Rotary Air Locks keep explosions from entering the fallout chamber which is often a 55-gallon drum or other storage vessel that contains collected material which is vulnerable to becoming fuel for a secondary explosion. Features: Passive explosive isolation. ATEX EN 15089/NFPA 69, Differential pressures up to 40” WG, Rotary airlock for dust collectors and cyclones, Feeder valve for screw conveyors, scales, dryers and coolers
Spark Detection Sensors are located upstream of an extinguishing device. Extinguishing devices are typically sprinkler heads that use water but may be chemicals which negate sparks or fires within duct or collectors. Spark Detection -
The Raptor Spark™ Spark Detection & Extinguishing Control Module is designed to minimize the risk of fire and explosion in dust filtration and pneumatic conveying systems. This Control Module communicates with a variety of Яaptor Spark™ Components to monitor and protect up to five individual zones.
Extinguishing - The Raptor Spark™ FM Approved Extinguishing Assembly is designed to work in conjunction with the RS-CUSP1L Control Module and RS-SD02 Spark Detectors. When the control module gets a signal that a hazard has been detected, the extinguishing assembly is activated. A water spray is initiated inside the piping system to extinguish sparks or glowing embers that could cause fire or explosion.
The VigiFlap is an explosion isolation valve designed to prevent propagation of overpressure or flame front caused by an explosion downstream in vessels such as dust collectors, cyclones, and filters.
The valve is held open either by air flow or proprietary locking mechanism. As a result, the VigiFlap valve can be used as an explosion isolation device for both the inlet and outlet of a vessel.
The Explosion Isolation Valve EV-VF
VigiFlap complies with NFPA guidelines and is an ATEX Certified device for the containment of explosion.