Explosion Containment

Explosions are a serious risk in any industrial setting, and compliance with dust explosion regulations is an important part of your health and safety risk assessment.


The weakest point for the potential escape of these explosive flames and gases is often at the transitions, between equipment. Traditional hose clamp flexible connectors tend to give-way quickly allowing the explosion to propagate, potentially leading to a deadly secondary explosion. Choosing a strong, dust-proof and explosion resistant connector like the BFM® fitting is fundamental to both preventing and containing any explosions that might occur within a process system.

Explosions Due to Electrostatic Discharge

Non-metal transitions between machinery where there is product flow, such as flexible connections, also present an ignition risk due to static electricity, which can build up and lead to spark discharges.


Adequate grounding procedures above and below your flexible connections, along with the use of static dissipative materials, like BFM® fitting’s Seeflex range of urethanes, are highly recommended to help reduce the risk of spark discharges occurring in the first place.


If a spark does occur for any reason, it’s important to contain any initial explosion within the machinery itself to ensure you reduce the risk of secondary explosions and injury to staff.

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Product Suggestions

If you’re looking for a BFM® fitting to be compatible with your explosion protection systems, check out these products that we suggest considering as you start your search.
Non-Breathable Connectors

Seeflex 060ES Connector

Pressure-resistant connector made from a clear, ether-based thermoplastic polyurethane alloy with polyester scrim.

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BFM® connectors can be fitted with stainless steel or plastic support rings to help keep the connector walls open.

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Connector Covers

Kevlar Cover

A flame-retardant connect that is typically used in over-pressure & potentially explosive applications to reduce the risk of fire. Compliant with FDA requirements.

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