RR281 - Investigations into concerns about BS EN 12874: 2001 flame arresters
Concerns have been raised by both industry and testing
organisations that a flame arrester tested in to BS EN 12874:2001
may satisfy the requirements of the test process yet allow flame
transmission under all operational conditions.
Herein this report there is a comprehensive discussion of the
current status of knowledge regarding flame acceleration within
pipelines which forms an introduction to a review of BS EN 12874;
the practical problems involved in the testing of flame arresters;
and a more detailed consideration of some concerns that have arisen
from actual testing and specifying of deflagration and detonation
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