Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Explosion Relief Systems Free AIA Webinar May 1st

“Explosion Relief Systems for Low Strength Enclosures”
Date : Wednesday the 1tst of May 2013 @ 11am EST

C/S Explovent, a division of C/S Construction Specialties, is inviting you to join a free webinar about “Explosion relief systems for low strength enclosures”!


The issue of venting violent overpressures is a critical one for owners of facilities where potentially explosive atmospheres, materials, and processes exist including combustible dust. Recent statistics indicate that the average damage due to explosions in industrial establishments is approximately $3.4 million, compared to $210,000 for  an average fire. The possibility of an explosion occurring must be seen as a real concern considering only three common elements must be in place for an event to occur: ignition source, a fuel, and confinement.  As obvious as it sounds, even fine dust particles and a spark can create an explosive atmosphere.  We might not think of this, but if something can burn, it can likely explode.  

An explosion vent is designed to be the weakest part of the external structure. As the explosion vent experiences the pressure rise, it opens quickly allowing the rapidly expanding heated gases to be released to the outside. By doing so, the internal walls, floor, and ceiling are spared from the damaging overpressure experienced during a deflagration.

To successfully limit damage to the vented area, vent design and the pressure resistant structure must be in keeping with guideline authority recommendations. As such, C/S Explovent® explosion relief systems have been designed in accordance with the NFPA 68 Venting of Deflagrations guideline and Factory Mutual 1-44 Damage Limiting Construction document. Explovent® has been tested, approved, and labelled by Factory Mutual and tested and approved by the Canadian Center for Mineral and Energy Technology for explosion relief applications.

Participants will learn:

  • What explosion relief is
  • What industries have a true need for explosion venting products
  • Types of explosions & catalysts as they relate to the industry
  • Why explosion venting should be specified
  • Code drivers & their impact on today's specifiers
  • Overview of available explosion venting products
To register and get more details about this free webinar, just click on the link and follow the step!

About C/S Construction Specialties:
For 60 years, Construction Specialties has been a leader in architectural specialty products, including : Acrovyn® Wall and Door Protection, Pedisystems® Entrance Flooring, Expansion Joint Covers, Cubicle Track and Curtains, Smoke and Explosion Venting Systems, Architectural Grilles, Architectural Louvers and Sun Controls.  We have operations throughout the world and can provide C/S Products virtually anywhere. For a complete list of our international locations, visit www.c-sgroup.com.
This presentation is AIA Accredited







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