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Airbag for the closing of pipelines on explosions and leakages

Objective

In factories of various - also modern - industries, flammable and explosive solids, liquids and gases are transported in pipelines of diameters up to meters. Explosion, leaks and propagation of flame gases lead to devastating damages (46% of buildings by gas explosions), risks for employees and neighboured population and hazardous emissions to the environment. New explosion isolation prototype systems are to be developed based on deploying airbags, which reduce substantially costs, react faster and cover unprotected cases of high risk. The work includes theory and tests on time scales and mass flow of airbag gas generation, bag textiles and bag deployment inleacting hot flows. The prototypes are tested at model applications of hot gas in power plants, liquids in semiconductor industry, transmission pipelines in gas supply and explosive gases and dusts in chemistry and mining. The results concern also environmental and safety impact, concepts for up-scaling and diversification to other branches.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-strasse 7
76327 Pfinztal
Germany

Participants (9)

ALIACHEM A.S
Czechia
Address

532 12 Pardubice
CENTRAL MINING INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
72,Ul. Podleska 72
Mikolow
EXPLOSIA A.S.
Czechia
Address
Semtin
532 17 Pardubice
Epichem Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Power Road Bromborough
L62 3QF Wirral
INSTITUT FRANCO-ALLEMAND DE RECHERCHES DE SAINT-LOUIS
France
Address
5,Rue Du Générale Cassougnou 5
68301 Saint-louis
INTERGLAS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Westbury
DT9 3 RB Milborne Port/sherborne
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
RUHRGAS AG
Germany
Address
Halterner Strasse 125
46284 Dorsten
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
Address
1,Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28709 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid