When it comes to the winners of design awards, most people think of futuristic automobiles, furnishings or everyday objects. However, for the first time, protective systems have now also received an award. Two in-house developments from the German safety manufacturer REMBE, known as the world market leader in the explosion safety scene, have received the Red Dot Design Award: the Q-Bic extinguishing barrier and the design study for a new generation of the EXKOP quench valve, both products for explosion isolation. The REMBE engineers have thus demonstrated that, besides the highest standards of safety and reliability, they also have an eye for the visual.
However, not only does the new Q-Bic isolation system look good but the design has been developed with functional and hygienic aspects in mind. The Q-Bic extinguishing barrier offers a variety of visible and invisible highlights: the firmly attached transport handles, which allow safe installation and transport of the extinguishing barriers, are obvious. They are very helpful, especially when the Q-Bic is installed in hard-to-reach places or at high altitudes. Thanks to the convex dirt protection cap, neither water nor dust deposits can accumulate on the Q-Bic. The “inner values” of the Q-Bic are also remarkable: the blue-green extinguishing powder QXP prevents cross-contamination and the patented SJX nozzle ensures an optimum application of the extinguishing powder. Thanks to the specially developed release mechanism without explosives, the Q-Bic can be easily imported worldwide. The Q-Bic is particularly suitable for large pipes attached to dryers and filters or complex shaft geometries such as conveyors and elevators.
Q-Bic as chemical barrier
The Q-Bic explosion isolation system registers the beginning of an explosion and extinguishes the explosion flames within milliseconds by introducing the extinguishing powder QXP. The special nozzle system SJX ensures optimum distribution of the extinguishing powder in the pipe. This guarantees a secured isolation. The explosion isolation system Q-Bic is specifically suitable for large pipes or complex shafts geometrics for example in conveyors or bucket elevators.
Fig. 2: Q-Bic explosion isolation system
About REMBE – the REMBE Alliance introduces itself
Most people associate REMBE with REMBE GmbH Safety + Control, the specialist for explosion safety and explosion venting worldwide. The company offers customers cross-industry safety concepts for plants and equipment. All products are manufactured in Germany and meet the requirements of national and international regulations. REMBE customers include market leaders in various industries, including the food, timber, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The company’s engineering expertise is based on more than 45 years of application and project experience. As an independent, owner-managed family business, REMBE combines expertise with the highest quality standards and is involved in various specialist committees worldwide. Short coordination paths allow for quick reactions and customer-specific solutions for all applications, from standard products to high-tech special designs.
In addition to REMBE GmbH Safety + Control (www.rembe.de) with approx. 250 employees worldwide, headquartered in Brilon (Hochsauerland, Germany), and numerous subsidiaries worldwide (Italy, Finland, Brazil, USA, China, Dubai, Singapore, South Africa, Japan), four other companies operate under the REMBE umbrella brand: