What is flame arrester on board ,its construction and purpose in details ?

Written by Amit Sharma

A flame arrester is a device fitted to the opening of an enclosure or to the connecting pipe work in a system of enclosures and which permits gases or vapours to flow under normal operating conditions but prevents the transmission of a flame should an ignition take place.

A Flame arrestor is a safety device whose principal purpose is to prevent a flame entering or leaving a pipe or vessel or to prevent it travelling further down a pipe. In many cases it is used in conjunction with the components to create a safety system. Failure to stop a flame can result in catastrophic damage to equipment, loss of production, injury to people and even loss of life and potentially large litigation costs.

The dimensions should be at least 4 m circumference, 4 m length and a material wall thickness of 0.05 mm.

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Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.

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