Function and Description
The deflagration proof gauging pipes with integrated flame arresters type PROTEGO® PU are used for explosion-proof gauging of tank contents.
The gauging pipes of type PROTEGO® PU consist of insert pipe (1) with flame arresters (2) – equipped with FLAMEFILTER® (3) – connecting pipe (4), bushing (5) to be welded in the nozzle cover and cap (6). The number of flame arresters depends on the length of the gauging pipe. Please note the maximum dimension of 1.2 m / 3.94 ft for measure b and 4.1 m / 13.45 ft for measure c.
In normal operation the gauging pipe is closed with the cap. It is opened only for tank content gauging.
Type PROTEGO® PU ensures flame transmission protection against atmospheric deflagrations or in-line deflagrations of gas/air mixtures or product vapour/air mixtures of substances from explosion group IIA (MESG > 0.9 mm, NEC group D) in all ranges of flammable concentrations up to a service temperature of +60°C / 140°F.
This device is type approved and tested according to the European Standard EN 12874 – Flame Arresters – as a protective system according to ATEX Directive – equipment intended for use in potentially explosiv atmospheres. EC-Type Examination Certificates issued by a European notified body are available. Examination certificates from other approval authorities are available on request.
The measures a, b, y must be given with the order
|DN||minimum size d|
|25 / 1"||150 / 5.91|
|32 / 1¼"||150 / 5.91|
|40 / 1½"||200 / 7.87|
|50 / 2"||200 / 7.87|
|Gauging pipe||Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Weld-in bushing||Steel||Stainless Steel|
|FLAMENFILTER® cage||Steel||Stainless Steel|
|FLAMENFILTER®||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
Data Necessary for Specification
Tank Diameter (m or ft)
Tank nozzle height (m or ft)
Length a (m or ft)
Length b (m or ft), max 1.2 m / 3.94 ft
Please note the Maximum length of 4.1 m / 13.45 ft for measure c
Gauging pipe Diameter DN (mm or inches)
Selection and Design
Select the required nominal sizes based on the gauging Equipment size or nominal sizes of the connecting nozzle. Specify measures a, b and y for the Definition of the quantity of integrated flame arretsres.
|MESG||Expl. Gr. (IEC / CEN)||Gas Group (NEC)|
|> 0,90 mm||IIA||D|
The gauging pipes of type PROTEGO® PU mainly serve for tank gauging in horizontal tanks using fuel dip stick or manual gauging device e.g. of type PROTEGO® H/P.