U.S. Chemical Storage explosion relief construction consists of blow out panels.
Protection from Explosions
As a rule, a buildup of vapors from Class 1A and 1B Flammables brings the risk of an explosion. If the internal gas pressure of a building rises to 20 psf, the explosion relief panel quickly opens to release the heat and gas outside. Available in bottom or top hinged, explosion relief panels can be added to both fire-rated and non-fire-rated buildings to help minimize risks of explosions.
Types of Explosion Relief Panels
We provide explosion relief panels (ERPs) for explosion (deflagrating) venting. The size of these panels and their release pressure are designed based on the dimension of the building, the International Fire Code, and FM 6049 Table C-1. “Blast shafts” are available to direct deflagration relief events.
ERPs are available in an assortment of sizes.
Features and Benefits
- FM-Approved release fasteners
- Extremely durable
- ERPs are sized per the FM6049 standard
- Blast shaft options available