Elmac Technologies Flame Arresters
Elmac Technologies are the international technical leaders in flame and explosion protection systems for some of the world’s most challenging industrial environments.
Our flame arresters protect people, plant and equipment involved in the global gas processing, storage and distribution industries from the catastrophic effects of gas explosions.
FLAME ARRESTERS AND EXPLOSION PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Elmac flame arresters comprise an element and housing suitable for installation into pipework or process plant. The element is constructed from a porous matrix that allows gas to flow under normal operating conditions. In the event of an ignition in which a flame front propagates to an element, the flame is extinguished and the accompanying pressure wave or shock wave is attenuated.
Elmac flame arresters are suitable for a range of duties and applications including both in-line and end-of-line deflagrations and also stable and unstable detonations.
VENT NOZZLE FLAME ARRESTERS
Both in-line and end-of-line flame arresters may be fitted on the vent nozzles of storage tanks and waste vapour vents. In-line arresters are used where gas or vapour needs to be vented at a safe distance from the tank or vent
VAPOUR RETURN LINE FLAME ARRESTERS
For loading facilities and vapour recovery systems, in-line flame arresters are fitted on vapour return lines to provide vital explosion protection.
EXPLOSION PROTECTION FOR INCINERATORS, FURNACES AND FLARES
In-line flame arresters are used to protect gas supply lines. Fitted in the supply line, they prevent the burner flame from travelling back along the line to the gas source.
FLAME PROTECTION FOR VENTS ON DRAINAGE WATER HANDLING
As the surface water that collects in refinery drainage systems can become contaminated with HC products, vents on drainage systems are fitted with end-of-line flame arresters to prevent a flame reaching the drain.
PUMPS AND ROTATING MACHINERY
Any machinery handling flammable material which could, in an upset condition, generate excessive heat or sparks is fitted with an in-line arrester to prevent the passage of a flame to the source of the gas.
MEETING YOUR EXPLOSION PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS
With offices globally, Elmac Technologies are superbly placed to meet your explosion protection requirements, review proposed new installations, advise on site extensions and evaluate existing flame arrester installations. To assist companies in meeting the EU ATEX Directive for flame arrester compliance, we are also able to offer site surveys and technical presentations.
INDUSTRY-LEADING FLAME ARRESTER TEST FACILITIES
The result of a six-figure investment, Elmac Technologies have created a highly advanced flame arrester test facility embracing the very latest high-speed data acquisition software at their UK headquarters.
Utilising the most modern analytical equipment available for testing flame arrester performance, this facility is available for use by organisations wishing to test in-line and end-of-line deflagration arresters and unstable detonation arresters for gas groups IIA, IIB3 and IIC.
Products and Services
E-Flow Series Flame Arresters
Elmac Technologies is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality flame arresters, detonation arresters and low-pressure venting equipment, and has been supplying the global oil and gas industry for more than 60 years.
Flame Arrester Maintenance
Following discussions with a number of major offshore operators, Elmac Technologies has discovered that flame arresters, essential pieces of safety equipment, are often overlooked during planned maintenance and shutdown periods.
Leading the World in Explosion Protection
Welcome to Elmac Technologies, the technical leaders in flame and explosion protection systems for use in the world's most challenging industrial environments.
A Concise Guide to Using Flame Arresters
Flame and Explosion Prevention Systems
Elmac Technologies® has developed the UCA Series of unstable detonation arresters with better pressure drop and flow performance than any equivalent stable or unstable detonation arrester currently on the market.Read more
Over the past 18 months, Elmac has invested heavily in new product development and, as a result, successfully developed the enhanced flow (E-Flow™) flame arrester element technology, which is now used in the company's EVA, EVB, EHB and ESA series of end-of-line arresters.Read more
Elmac Technologies, the international manufacturer and distributor of flame arresters and tank and vessel protection equipment, announces the expansion of its current end-of-line flame arrester range with a new short-time-burn ESA series, suitable for use with gases in explosion groups IIA1 and IIA, as well as elevated operating temperatures up to 150°C.Read more
Elmac Technologies®, a leading provider of flame and explosion prevention systems, has released a free white paper on its flame arresters. This brief guide provides an introduction to flame arresters, including their construction and how they work. There are useful notes explainingRead more
ZOOK, a world leader in the manufacture of metal and graphite rupture disks and related overpressure protection products, has appointed Elmac Technologies as its distributor for the UK and Ireland. "I am delighted to announce this new partnership with such a world-renowned company," coRead more
With the recent publications of ISO 28300:2008 and API 2000:2009 stating that it may no longer be acceptable to rely solely on pressure/vacuum relief valves to protect a tank from ingress of a flame front due to external unconfined vapour cloud explosions, Elmac Technologies® has released a gRead more
Elmac Technologies, the international technical leaders in flame arresters and tank and vessel protection, will be exhibiting at ACHEMA 2009 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from the 11th to the 15th May. Elmac will be sharing stands with Fritz Barthel Armaturen (Hall 8, Stand L20-L21) andRead more