Energas launches new in-line deflagration flame arresters

Energas Technologies, a leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, has launched the new Series 45000E / 46000E in-line deflagration flame arresters from its United States-based principal, Protectoseal.

With sizes from 2 to 12 inches and offering maximum operating pressure of 1,6 bar and maximum operating temperature of 60⁰C, the new flame arresters are bi-directional and capable of stopping a flame approaching from either direction in gas piping systems, and can be mounted vertically or horizontally in the pipeline.

The Series 45000E / 46000E in-line deflagration flame arresters are designed to withstand low-speed, low-pressure and high-speed, high-pressure deflagration flame fronts.

These units are available in three options: as deflagration arresters with no burn time, no taps for temperature devices; short burn time arresters available with taps for the addition of thermowells and temperature probes; and short burn time arrester available with taps, thermowells and temperature probes, all furnished by Protectoseal.

In accordance to directive 94/9/EC, all autonomous protective systems such as flame arresters need a third-party certificate. “The Series 45000E / 46000E in-line deflagration flame arresters conform to the latest ATEX Directive and ISO 16852 certification.

The Series 45000E is generally suitable for use with ISO 16852 Explosion Group IIA, equivalent to National Electrical Code (NEC) 500 Group D vapours, while the 46000E is suitable for use with ISO 16852 Explosion Group IIA and IIB3, generally equivalent to NEC 500 Group D & C vapours.

Energas Technologies offers a range of new products from its supplier, HTT energy GmbH in Germany. Products include fired heaters, indirect heating and cooling units from -80°C to 400 °C, and heat recovery products.