Fike reclosable explosion vent
Protect industrial process equipment against dust and gas explosions with the Flex-V reclosable explosion vent from Fike.
Protect industrial process equipment against dust and gas explosions with the Flex-V reclosable explosion vent from Fike. Unlike traditional venting, the Flex-V panel returns to its original position at the end of the venting process, restoring about 90% of the vent relief area. With the Flex-V, the affected space becomes reconfined, allowing fire-fighting agents to control fire situations and the risk of secondary explosions is reduced. In addition, the Flex-V may open inward to offer protection against vessel collapse due to vacuum pressure.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey