Explosion Pressure Relief Vent Improves Safety

February 22, 2017

Rembe’s Targo-Vent is an opening angle limiter for Rembe Explosion Panels that diverts flames and shock waves from a combustible dust explosion.

Combustible dust explosions occur within a few milliseconds and leave behind considerable damage. Different approaches can be implemented to limit this damage. Explosion panels are often used in facilities where release of the explosion to the surrounding external area is possible. Explosion panels, which relieve the explosions by bursting at a predetermined pressure point, are very economical and relatively easy to manage. This type of traditional explosion pressure relief, however, presents a problem because it requires extensive safety areas around the relief area to protect people, equipment, and the surrounding areas. These areas become unusable space.

Rembe Targo-Vent is an opening angle limiter developed especially for Rembe Explosion Panels that guides the pressure relief specifically into areas in which there is no danger to the adjoining infrastructure. Targo-Vent absorbs the forces of explosion energy and guides the flames and shock wave in the desired direction. Depending on the particular application or equipment, the flames and shock wave are diverted at a defined angle of approximately 30° to 45° upwards or to the side, so facility operators can minimize the safety areas around the vent opening. The top module is made in standard explosion-panel sizes for retrofitting to existing panels. 
Source: www.Rembe.us