The PROTEGO® Research and Development Center 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 centre for the experimental study of flame arresters. We have been testing all types of flame arresters here for over 50 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 can benefit from our experience and expertise.

PROTEGO® has successfully tested and received approvals, in conformity with both European and international standards, for many devices of nominal sizes DN 10 (1/4”) through DN 1000 (40”). We support our customers by developing and optimising 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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Flow Measuring System

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. We test our valves (DN 25 - DN 1000), volume flows, and pressure losses for overpressure (max. 1,3 bar) and underpressure under real conditions.

The world's largest flow measuring system of its kind, which went into operation in 2018, is also an indispensable tool for internal research and development to adhere to scientific measurements and meet specific customer requirements.

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.