An incorrectly functioning gas-fuelled engine can allow flammable mixtures of gas and oxygen to occur in the exhaust system. In the worst case scenario, this could ignite and cause an explosion – not only damaging the engine but also other components and creating a serious risk of injury to persons working in the generator building. Energy production and emergency power supplies would be out of action for an extended period. Unplanned stoppages of gas-fuelled engines therefore pose a significant threat to the stability of the electricity grid and energy supply security.
The system specifically for protecting gas-fuelled engines by REMBE® (Q-Rohr® DFE) reduces downtimes to a minimum and thus increases power plant availability.
The system permits flameless explosion venting in the generator building without the need for costly and complex venting ducts. If an explosion occurs, neither flames nor a pressure wave emerge from the vessel. Other areas of the plant and employees working in the building have the best possible protection. Normal operation of the power plant can recommence very quickly after an explosion occurs and the energy supply is secure.