New Product Line in the Explosion Protection Industry

Xplo-Gard offers safe, accurate flameless venting, and designed for ease of use and maximum efficiency

Monday, October 2, 2023

OsecoElfab has launched Xplo-Gard, an innovative flameless venting solution for enhanced explosion protection. The new line of flameless vents is designed for ease of use and maximum efficiency, and presents a range of pioneering features for safe and accurate flameless venting.

Flameless vents combine an internal explosion panel with a stainless steel mesh to relieve overpressure, prevent flame, heat and dust particles from entering the environment, and reduce the risk of a secondary explosion. During a deflagration, the panel bursts to allow pressure, heat, gas, and burnt and unburnt particles to safely exit the vessel or pipework. The mesh quenches the flame and cools the burning dust or gases to below their ignition temperature. Fire and dust are retained within the flameless vent body. All that emerges from the flameless vent is smoke. For indoor applications, flameless vents provide a solution that is quick and easy to install compared to the often complex and expensive ductwork or pipe installations required for exterior venting.

OE's flameless vent, Xplo-Gard, is certified for use both indoor and outdoor use. The vent's innovative features include an access hatch, so that, unlike competitor models, users can easily install the explosion panel inside the vent body. This also protects the panel from damage during installation. A lightweight version not only supports easier installation but also features viewing windows for quick and easy panel inspection. Xplo-Gard CURVE features a bespoke curved flange for direct installation onto cylindrical vessels.

 Additionally, Xplo-Gard’s Pstat tolerance of +/-15% outperforms the industry standard of +/-25%, supporting increased safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance. The entire range complies with NFPA 68 requirements and is certified to European ATEX standards.

 Steve Gallo, President of OsecoElfab, commented on the impact of the new product launch: “Xplo-Gard represents our commitment to the safety and efficiency of our customers' operations. We understand the varied needs of our customers and have increased our range of solutions to meet those needs. With the addition of Xplo-Gard, OsecoElfab is now a one-stop provider for explosion panels, flameless vents, and sensor technology. The new product line demonstrates our focus on customer service, technical expertise, and continuous innovation.”

Learn more about Xplo-Gard on our experience page or download the Xplo-Gard brochure.

For more information about OE’s full line of explosion protection solutions, visit our explosion protection product range page.