Getz Fire Equipment Company: Explosion Protection
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.
Local Explosion Protection in Illinois and Iowa
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.
About Getz Fire Equipment Company
We have been a recognized leader in the fire protection industry since 1957. Since then we have grown into a multi-million dollar business that is dedicated to serving the Iowa and Illinois area. Our services include:
|• CPR and first aid training||• Restaurant system sales and service|
|• Fire extinguisher sales and service||• Fire training programing|
|• Concrete pressure washing||• First aid and safety product sales and service|
|• Fire alarm sales and service||• Service of fire sprinkler systems|
|• Special hazard system sales and service||• Pressure washing of building|
|• Commercial security solutions||• Cleaning kitchen exhaust systems|
|• Fleet pressure washing||• Emergency and exit lighting sales and service|
Be Prepared for an Emergency, Not Caught Off Guard
At Getz Fire Equipment Company, our quality is second to none; nothing less can be expected when you work in the fire protection industry. In fact, we pride ourselves in that we provide professional service, extensively trained specialists, and high quality products. We work with commercial and industrial clients; our aim is to help everyone in the Iowa and Illinois area who is need of fire protection, first aid and safety supplies, explosion protection systems, high pressure cleaning, and security.