Risks associated with operation of diesel engines in areas in which flammable gas or vapour may enter the atmosphere or where other readily combustable materials may exist.
When diesel engines operate in locations where petrochemical or other flammable gas or vapour may be present, even if normally contained, it is now accepted health and safety practice to fit diesel engine air intake shut down valves and exhaust spark arrestors as standard.
In the event of a run away engine, or where normal engine fuel shut down fails to stop the the engine due to the ingestion of flammable vapour from the atmosphere acting as an additional fuel input, the closure of the air intake valve ensures immediate engine shut down thereby substantially reducing the potential for a serious incident due to mechanical failure and / or the ignition of the surrounding atmosphere.
Where the hazard comprises combustible solids, possibly in the form of dust, as may exist for example in agriculture or forestry environments, an exhaust spark arrestor is a well proven means of restricting the emission of high energy sparks which have the potential of igniting such combustible materials.
Western Tydens New NT range of spark arrestors designed especially to meet the requirements of the latest generations of low
Wyndham Page basic automatic overspeed shut down model. Available in sizes to suit engine ratings from 3kW[4hp] to 290kW[389hp]. Higher
Wyndham Page E-M series valves as per basic E valves but also include a cable operated manual shut down feature.
Wyndham Page E03F valve combined E valve and engine air cleaner. Available only for engine ratings in the range from
Wyndham Page valves are powered to close with manual reset to the open [run] position. A cable operated manual reset
Wyndham Page valves are powered to close with automatic reset to the open [run] position after engine shut down.
Wyndham Page valves power to open [failsafe] types. Sprung loaded return to the closed [stop] position when not powered.
WYNDHAM PAGE SHUTDOWN VALVE FS3-ATEX Wyndham Page Valves FS3-ATEX Wyndham Page Shutoff Valves are Solenoid Powered to Open / Spring
Western Tydens ATEX Spark Arrestors Why Spark Arrestor? All internal combustion engines emit potentially dangerous spark under normal operating conditions.
Supertrapp Spark Arrestors compact in size suitable for Diesel Driven Forklifts and Small Diesel Driven Machine