The PROTEGO® LH/EB end-of-line deflagration flame arrester is used to protect process engineering apparatus and vessels which are not pressurized and process Methane/ Air mixtures. The device provides protection against flame transmission through atmospheric deflagration and stabilized flames which can burn for a very long time. This device is specifically applied to vent lines of decommissioned underground mines. Other areas of application are biogas, landfill gas and sewage gas. The device is installed on suction and vent lines, with the goal to prevent flame transmission caused by endurance burning or atmospheric deflagration propagating into the vessel or plant.
The PROTEGO® LH/EB consists of a housing (1), a weather hood (2) and the PROTEGO® flame arrester unit (3). During normal operation, the metal weather hood is in a closed position. If a flame burns on the flame arrester element surface, the fusible link (5), located in a center position, will melt and an externally located weight will move the weather hood into the open position. The PROTEGO® flame arrester unit consists of a FLAMEFILTER® (4), which is installed in a FLAMEFILTER® cage.
The PROTEGO® LH/EB series end-of-line Deflagration flame arrester is available for substances for explosion group IIA1 - methane (former Designation Expl.gr. I).
The standard design can be used with operating temperature of up to +60°C / 140°F.
Special certificates for mining are available and the device is type-approved in accordance with the current ATEX Directive and EN ISO 16852 as well as other international standards.
Features and Advantages
most efficient deflagration flame arrester for methane/air mixtures
certificates for mining are available
protection against atmospheric deflagration and endurance burning
The flow capacity charts have been determined with a calibrated and TÜV certified flow capacity test rig. Volume flow V in (m³/h) and CFH refer to the standard reference conditions of air ISO 6358 (20°C, 1bar). Conversion to other densities and temperatures refer to Vol. 1: “Technical Fundamentals”.