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Barton Firtop Engineering Company Limited are the UK & International Agents for the complete range of KITO© flame arresters to ISO 16852 and associated safety devices. KITO© equipment is of European manufacture and is in full compliance with all the latest ATEX and ENrequirements for CE marking.

Main Product Line:
  • End-of-line, Deflagration Proof.
  • End-of-line - Short & Long Burning Proof.
  • In-line flame arrester, Deflagration Proof.
  • In-line flame arrester, Detonation Proof.

In-Line Detonation:
If explosive vapour or gas mixtures are ignited in a pipe, a deflagration can develop into a (stable) detonation if the pipe work and run-up length are appropriate. The resultant force of such a detonation is tremendous; the KITO© detonation proof safety devices are built for this. The mounted flame arrester element will remain functioning and will hold back the flames that follow the shock wave.

Also if an unstable detonation must be taken into account, there is a range of devices tested and certified for this specific hazard.

The selection of the right detonation arrester is based on the explosion group of the handled media. The KITO© range of products include safety devices for all explosion groups. The use is limited to atmospheric conditions, devices tested and certified for higher initial pressures are also available.

The installation and the flow direction can be chosen freely; most of the KITO© detonation arresters are bi-directional .i.e. protection is proven against a detonation from both sides. The flame arrester elements are optimised for lowest pressure drop while using a modular system of housings.

Where there are special conditions for appertaining to the nature of the system, e.g. installation in torch lines or thermal incineration plants, the incorporation of one or more thermal sensors on the flame arester element is mandatory for identifying an outbreak of fire. An appropriate switch circuit that triggers emergency measures against a potential endurance fire must be connected.

Special Features:
  • CE marked to ISO 16852 / EN 12874.
  • ATEX Certified.
  • Low cost range for Group 1 Gas.
  • Very Competitive Designs.
  • Low Pressure Losses.
  • Easy Maintenance.
  • Competitive Spares.

Download Flame Arrester Technical Data Sheets.

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