Five elements are required to produce a deflagration explosion – oxygen, fuel, dispersion, a confined space and an ignition source. Ignition can be produced by a welding arc, a flame, spontaneous combustion, electrostatic or frictional sparking. When all five elements are combined together, the real potential for an explosion exists in your facility. At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we provide equipment that is designed to suppress, exclude, or contain the effect of these sources with an explosion suppression system.
An explosion can be explained precisely as a propagating combustion wave, otherwise called a deflagration that travels at less than the speed of sound. The leading edge of this wave consists of a flame front which increases velocity quickly and develops into a leading high pressure shock wave. If the pressure cannot be withstood, the pressure shockwave and flame are released, developing into an explosion.
Because of the increase in production capacity and modern industry and process facilities, an explosion is a threat that companies in Iowa and Illinois confront on a daily basis. At Getz Fire Equipment Company, we represent IEP Technologies (Formerly Fenwal), the recognized leader in explosion suppression, isolation, and venting. We stock many of the parts required to service and recharge your system, so as to minimize expensive down time; a must for Grain Elevators, Dust Collectors, etc. We are trained and experienced professionals that will help you find the best solution for managing your explosion risk. Together we will determine, based on your individual circumstances, the proper combination of venting isolation equipment and explosion protection for your facility.
IEP Technologies™ is the worldwide leader in providing explosion protection systems and services. For over 60 years they have offered protection solutions that can suppress, isolate and vent combustible dust or vapor explosions in process industries. IEP Technologies operates globally with locations in the U.S., UK, EU, Latin America and Asia designing and servicing systems with a dedicated team of application engineers, regional sales managers and field engineers.
IEP Technologies has conducted thousands of full-scale explosion tests to better understand the science behind flame propagation and verify our protection solutions. Our products are third party (FM and ATEX) approved and we are the only provider in the industry with design calculation tools that are ATEX approved. This means that every design using these tools is ATEX approved. From design to service, you can have confidence in the solution IEP Technologies provides.
Whether the application calls for an integrated spark detection & extinguishing system, an explosion detection and suppression system, a venting device, a custom isolation system, or any combination, IEP Technologies can meet the challenge with a turnkey solution… from design to 24-hour service.