Explosion Venting

Life-Saving Deflagration Venting Solutions for Variety of Applications

Explosion vents effectively mitigate combustible dust explosions by providing a planned pathway for expanding flames and pressure to escape. Learn why Fike is a leading worldwide manufacturer of life- and equipment-saving ATEX-certified and explosion venting solutions.

Follow the Leader of Explosion Venting

Fike offers a wide range of composite, hygienic and special application explosion vents that are designed to perform reliably under specific conditions. Fike’s long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free explosion vents feature:

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easy installation, minimal maintenance and 48-hour shipping on standard vents

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validation by proprietary testing facility in accordance with ASTM and CEN standards

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optimal performance characteristics: low mass, cyclic pressure capability, vacuum resistance, non-fragmenting

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optional accessories: weather covers, burst indicators and insulation.


Explore Fike’s variety of explosion vents, each designed to effectively protect certain applications and processes from combustible dust explosions.

How Combustible Dust Explosion Venting Works

When a spark or other ignition source ignites in a vessel, a fireball develops as the material burns and grows at an exponential pace, often within milliseconds.

The pressure expands rapidly as the fireball grows, reaching the explosion vent. The explosion vent opens at a specified pressure, dictated by the type of vent equipped by the vessel.

The explosion vent limits the stress on the vessel and allows it to maintain structural integrity. The pressure is released and the fireball escapes through the vent into a safe area outside the facility.

Alternatively, when the process cannot be vented safely outside, the explosion vent opens and directs the fireball into a flameless venting device, like FlamQuench.