Shelters Protect Against Hydrocarbon Fires

Sept. 9, 2013
Fire-resistant shelter protects valves and actuators in an emergency shutdown.

The 1709 model fire-resistant shelters are designed to protect critical safety equipment from exposure to high-temperature fires in hazardous areas. The shelters are entirely passive, maintenance-free and impervious to a range of corrosive chemicals, including salt, sulfur dioxide and sour or acid gas. Typical applications include protecting valves and actuators in the emergency shutdown and fire fighting systems of chemical plants and refineries. The fire shelters can withstand hydrocarbon fires with a “rapid-rise” time-temperature curve and keep equipment operational by preventing temperatures from exceeding 60°C throughout the 90-minute protection period.