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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.

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

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