Oil Mist – Explosion hazard
Fuel oil, lubrication oil, thermal oil & even diesel under pressure, can represent an explosion hazard if the leak forms a "Mist" or "Vapour cloud" that later ignites. Flange and Valve Guards can reduce this risk by controlling the spray out, condensing the vapour into a liquid and producing a safe drip. Many customers have used our Guards to reduce / re-classify ATEX hazardous area as a part of a DSEAR review.
Please contact us for more information on our unique high pressure "Secondary Grade" leak tests on "Fixed Part" Sealing Elements, in accordance with BS EN 60079-10-1:2015
For oil mist applications we recommend the following materials;
All PTFE shield with Pressure Diffusion Technology (PDT) incorporating multi-layered PTFE mesh. No pull-cords, quick connection. Litmus indicator patch included
316 STEEL shield with Pressure Diffusion Technology (PDT) incorporating multi-layered steel mesh. Simple design and quick-connection latch
The PTFE guard is manufactured from three layers of woven Teflon coated fibreglass fabric with a central Teflon scrim for strength. This material is inherently resistant to Ultra-Violet radiation. There is a litmus leak indicator patch contained within a clear Teflon window.