flame arrester

flame arrester

[′flām ə‚res·tər]
(engineering)
An assembly of screens, perforated plates, or metal-gauze packing attached to the breather vent on a flammable-product storage tank.
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Under standard operating conditions, the flame arrester allows a relatively free flow of gas or vapour within the piping system.
It mainly consisted of the premix chamber, flame arrester device, perforated plate, and protective gas chamber.
The man's lawyers argued during trial that a flame arrester would have prevented the accident.
They remove the flame arrester from a bottle of high-proof spirits and set the stream on fire.
In addition to recapturing dust, the product is a flame arrester able to prevent flames from re-entering the workspace if the dust collector experiences a flare-up, Camfil Farr said.
The opening is equipped with a stainless steel flame arrester to prevent flashback ignition.
The design should allow an operator to push down on a perforated pan screen, which serves as a flame arrester, and fill the pan for moistening while surplus liquid drains safely back into a reservoir.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 24 2018] Flame Arrester Market: Introduction The growth in oil & gas and power generation sectors has led to the higher adoption of equipment such as flame arresters, whose proposed function is to allow flow but prevent the transmission of flame from either detonation or deflagration.