Fike is proud to announce the release of the ValvExTM Passive Explosion Isolation Valve

Fike Jul 22, 2014 No Comments
The ValvExTM Passive Explosion Isolation Valve is specifically designed for explosion protection applications. Several years of dedicated research resulted in unique insights into mechanisms of explosion propagation and efficiency of passive explosion isolation devices. This new product was named ValvExTM and have the following product unique features: fike_corporation_valvex_passive_explosion_isolation   ▶▶ Minimal pressure drop ▶▶ Minimal dead spaces, preventing dust drop out ▶▶ Integrated seal ▶▶ Self resetting ▶▶ Minimum maintenance requirements ▶▶ Compact, small installation dimensions ▶▶ Prevents any re-entrainment when the process flow is stopped ▶▶ Designed for low cost of ownership ▶▶ Ease of inspection even while in operation ▶▶ ATEX certified ▶▶ Aids conforming to legal requirements (ATEX, NFPA, ...)

Prevention is better than cure |

Uncategorized May 22, 2014 No Comments

Prevention is better than cure Posted by: Kim JansenMay 22, 2014Leave a Comment South Africa’s wetlands are highly protected ecosystems, particularly if your business is mining. The same however cannot be said for the country’s vast pan ecosystems, which if neglected and polluted will have devastating impacts on local biodiversity in the long-term, Jeffares & Green’s senior aquatic scientist Dr Martin Ferreira tells Laura Cornish. According to Ferreira, pans are classified as wetlands in South Africa, but have been neglected in terms of research and monitoring when compared to other wetland ecosystems. By definition they are isolated, ephemeral shallow depressions, drawing water from rainfall and subsurface flows as they have no connection with a water inlet or outlet system. Their lifespans are cyclical, losing their water (over varying periods of time) through evaporation. Because of these characteristics, pans are often restricted to arid regions with complete desiccation occurring seasonally. Although generally restricted to the drier western parts of South Africa, pans are also present in the eastern Highveld region where rainfall often exceeds 750 mm a year. This has seen a large volume of pans emerge over centuries in Mpumalanga – South Africa’s largest coal mining region. via Prevention is better than cure |