Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
What is NFPA 68?
This standard applies to the design, location, installation, maintenance, and use of devices and systems that vent the combustion gases and pressures resulting from a deflagration within an enclosure so that structural and mechanical damage is minimized.
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What does NFPA 68 address?
Coverage includes a performance-based design option, discussion of the fundamentals of venting of deflagrations, details of deflagration vents and vent closures, and inspection and maintenance. Separate chapters are provided on venting deflagrations of gas mixtures and mists, dusts and hybrid mixtures, and gases and dusts in pipes and ducts operating at or near atmospheric pressure.
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