Fake Dangerous Copies / so called „Flashback Arrestors”
Working with explosive gas mixtures hold risks. As people's lives are invaluable, you should not take any risks with their safety.
At this webpage we will give some straight and simple information about dangerous flashback arrestor samples we and our customers and partners recently found on the world market.
Again and again flashback arrestors purporting to be manufactured to EN730/ ISO 5175 appear on miscellaneous markets which do not meet the standard. On the one hand, the manufacturer is responsible, that the promised functions are fulfilled and on the other hand the user has to ensure, that the correct products in working with gases are used.
From some of the products shown on this webpage it is not possible to ascertain the manufacturer or distributor identity. In the event of an accident if you can not identify the manufacturer/distributor whom are you going to hold liable? Aside from the fact that the labelling of some of the products are misleading – more worrying is the fact that these so called flashback arrestors do not work. But you will also see that some flashback arrestors have quite a proper visual appearance and quite a good labelling. The so called “flashback arrestors" will not stop a flashback nor will they stop a burnback. These "dangerous products" will not prevent an explosion that could damage your property, invalidate your insurance and injure or even kill your workers.
The following comparisons stress the difference between "quality flashback arrestors" and "dangerous products".
All tests had been carried out during the normal production test run together with the standard IBEDA flashback arrestors by means of our BAM certified test facilities and under the supervision of some witnesses.