High pressure Gas leaks can cause Jet fires that can reach 10’s of metres in length, causing considerable damage & are extremely difficult to control. Our flange guards have been used in the offshore Oil & Gas industry, to prevent the release from forming a concentrated “jet”. The Flange guard results in a diffuse cloud that is much easier to detect with the site’s fixed point gas sensors.
For gas jet applications we recommend the following materials;
More than any other shield in our range, beware of cheap copies without adequate mesh or any form of testing. Our 316 st/st guard is well suited to Steam, Fuel oil, Lube oil, Diesel. All our designs are tested on our hydrostatic pressure test facility, test certificates are available on request.
Multi-layered steel mesh
Critical for safety, to avoid spray and unwanted mist formation (which is a consequence of ill-fitting shields with no mesh). The mesh effectively diffuses a pressure release, creating a safe vertical drip.
Provides quick and easy fitting & removal without any special tools. This is very useful for harsh environments where gloves, chem-suits and other conditions make installation difficult
All 316 stainless steel as standard
No weak points, 3.1b material certificates available on request.