The PROTEGO® Research and Development Centre for Flame Arresters and Tank Vents

Research and Developmentcenter for detonation deflagration tests
Deflagration test of flame arrester

PROTEGO® operates the world’s largest research center for the experimental study of flame arresters. We have been testing all types of flame arresters for over 60 years. Our test facility has the necessary test gases and equipment, as well as experienced technical staff for the safe conducting of both explosion and fire tests. Customers benefit from our experience and expertise.

PROTEGO® has successfully tested and received independent third party approvals in conformity with both European and international standards for all devices we sell. We support our customers by developing and optimizing devices for protection against overpressure and vacuum, deflagrations, detonations, and fire.

We will be pleased to let you witness work in our test facility.

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State of the Art Flow Test Facility

Flow measurement system for volume flows (DN 25 - DN 1000), and pressure losses for overpressure and underpressure (max. 1,3 bar) under real conditions
illustrated flow measurement system

Our products stand for quality and safety. The world's largest flow test facility of its kind, it is also an indispensable tool for internal research and development to enable correct scientific measurement of flow and meet specific customer requirements. All PROTEGO® valves and flame arresters are flow tested to assure safe operation in service.

Flow measuring system from 1965

1965, Our first flow measuring system was put into operation (SMA).

upgraded flow measurement system from 2000

In 2000, the SMA was technologically upgraded.