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Generators ranging from 20kVA-1250kVA and each can be fitted with Chalwyn Valves and spark arrestors which are essential when supplying generators to this industry.

Understand the Hazard

Operating diesel engines in hazardous environments is a serious safety risk. A release of flammable gas or hydrocarbon vapour can occur at any time and be drawn into the engine’s air intake. Turning off the ignition will not shut off the engine because it is running on the external fuel source.

The diesel engine will continue to accelerate rapidly and runaway. This situation will lead to dangerous mechanical failure or flashback explosion of the leaking hydrocarbons. Several major accidents have been linked to diesel engine runaway being the source of ignition, usually with fatal and catastrophic consequences.

The most effective way of shutting down a runaway diesel engine is with an automatic air intake shutoff valve.

Spark Arrestors

Diesel Engine exhaust spark arrestors are a basic but key safety feature for both hazardous area and lower risk diesel engine applications such as forestry or agriculture where a stray spark may cause ignition of combustible material. Virtually all legislation regarding the operation of a diesel engine in a hazardous area includes a mandatory requirement to fit a tested and approved exhaust spark arrestor.