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Q. Why use explosion venting?

A. The issue of venting violent overpressures is a critical one for owners of facilities where potentially explosive atmospheres, materials, and processes exist. Recent statistics indicate that the average damage due to explosions in industrial establishments is approximately $3.4 million, compared to $210,000 for an average fire. The possibility of an explosion occurring must be seen as a real concern considering only three common elements must be in place for an event to occur: ignition source, a fuel, and confinement. If something can burn, it can likely explode.

 Types of industries where explosion venting is used and required:

  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Chemical Production
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Paint, Varnish Manufacturers
  • Energy/ Mining Industry
  • Co-Generation Plants
  • Recycling Centers
  • Sewage Treatment (by-product recycling)
  • Automotive (air bag, mfg. Plant lines)
  • Grinding/Pulverizing processes (airborne dusts)
  • Ink Manufacturers
  • Paper Process (solvent use/storage)
  • Laboratory Test Facilities
  • Hospitals (gas and/or flammable storage areas)
  • Brewery Facilities (grain storage/processing)
  • Armories (arms storage rooms)
  • Fossil Fuel Plants (coal dusts)
  • Food Processing (airborne dust)
  • University Labs (chemical lab store rooms)
  • Grain Milling Facilities (airborne dusts)
  • Nuclear Power Stations
  • Printing Companies (solvent use/storage)


There’s an Explovent for every condition.

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Aluminum Panel ERP-IC FM approved and labeled. Designed in accordance with NFPA 68 standards and all fire codes. Insulated and well sealed to provide a draft free environment.

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Translucent Polycarbonate Panel ERP-PC Designed in accordance with NFPA 68 standards and all building and fire codes. Translucent panels reduce need for artificial lighting.

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Explosion Relief Louver ERL Provides explosion or pressure venting with the ability to handle every day exhaust and intake ventilation requirements.

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Insulated Aluminum Panel XRV-IC XRV-IC roof explosion vents are for buildings where the exterior wall area is insufficient, or where exterior walls are obstructed, preventing wall vents.

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