When it comes to safety, it is always important to remember that the most important piece of equipment is you. By following a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that you are using an explosion isolation valve (EIV) correctly and in a safe manner.
If you are new to the EIV, the first thing you should do is read the user manual that came with your valve. This document will provide you with important information about how to use your device and help minimize the risk of injury when working with explosives.
In general, there are two types of EIVs- those with a mechanical seal and those with a pressure cap. The mechanical seal type is designed to prevent gas from leaking out of the valve during an explosion.
How can you seal leaky pipes before the water has had a chance to escape?
A Blast segregation valve is a valve that can be used to seal leaky pipes before the water has had a chance to escape.
They are typically installed on high-pressure pipelines, such as those used in oil and gas production, refineries, and chemical plants.
What do explosion isolation valves look like?
The most common form of explosion isolation valve looks similar to a standard check valve and has two moving parts.
They are open, close, open and closed by spring action when they are in a fully open position. When they are activated by air pressure changes, one moves out of the way while the other closes to prevent damaging gases from escaping.