Ultra-fast Detection Sensors

Explosion Detection

Ultra-fast Detection Sensors

The Fike Epaco system is a modular bus system based on a digital network technology. One main component of the Epaco system is the Cerex detector which recognises an increase in pressure long before explosion pressure is reached. The detector differentiates between increases in pressure which indicate explosions and normal process overpressures.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 16/12/2014)
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Cerex detector also recognises static pressures and therefore also reacts to explosions which progress very slowly.

At the same time, the Cerex detector recognises static pressures and therefore also reacts to explosions which progress very slowly. The detector works with a patented algorithm combining speed (1 ms reaction time) with precision and stability. Processing of the detector signals for functions such as triggering actuation of the extinguishing medium containers, switching off the plant or displaying process disturbances is carried out by the EPC system control, which can even be used in areas at risk from explosive atmospheres. Development of an increase in explosion pressure is detected 200 times faster than the flame progresses or increases in size. Following detection and triggering actuation of the extinguishing system, the fireball only fills a small part of the protected tank or vessel. This allows a degree of protection to be achieved which seemed impossible only a short time ago.  All Fike solutions are not only certified as device, but also as a protective system. Additional trials have been carried out at international test facilities such as FSA, DMT, Ciba Geigy and at the Fike test area.

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