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Explosion Venting

Explosion Venting / Explosion Relief

Explosion venting is the most tried and tested form of explosion relief, dating back to the conception of industrial explosion protection itself. It involves using a stainless-steel panel (sometimes referred to as a vent membrane, bursting panel or rupture disc). The vent panel is designed to rupture safely when overpressure occurs. In the event of an explosion, the deflagration pressure created is able to escape through the vent opening and in to the atmosphere; preventing the explosion from gaining momentum and having violent consequences.  

The explosion panel is installed in to the top or side of the process vessel or equipment, most commonly fitted on silos, filters, mills, crushers, separators, extractors, collectors and many more. In fact, explosion venting can be used with almost any application providing the post-explosion fire and vapours can be vented to a safe area.

Euratex Explosion Venting

Explosion Venting is regarded as the most cost-effective form of explosion protection, so before considering something as drastic as explosion suppression, find out if venting will suffice. If you’re unsure of your explosion protection requirements, please contact Euratex. We are happy to help!

We provide vent calculation designs in accordance with EN 14491, DSEAR assessments and material testing (determining Kst value and dust explosion class), to assist you and your process in becoming safeguarded and ATEX compliant.

Often the vented equipment is linked to other parts of the process via ductwork. Unfortunately, while the pressure may be relieved by the vent panel, the propagation can return via the ductwork, so explosion isolation of ductwork should always be installed in conjunction with explosion ventingFor explosion isolation, please see here.

the solutions

EFV Explosion Vent

economical solution

VMP Explosion Vent

can be used with flex

Bespoke Explosion Venting Panels

the perfect size

EFV Explosion vent panels

Fully ATEX approved for use against dust explosion hazards. The EFV explosion vent panel is manufactured from a single sheet of stainless steel which minimises cracks and crevasses in which product can accumulate. Euratex offer an emergency vent panel replacement solution, due to holding stock of various vent panel sizes at our warehouse.

three shape options:




two construction options:



Virtually no maintenance required

Available for various operating temperatures and burst pressures (Pstat)

Available in a variety of different sizes

Fully ATEX Certified

Emergency Vent Panel Replacements

If an explosion vent panel bursts, it is important that a replacement vent panel is sourced and installed as quickly as possible to minimise downtime.

We understand that production downtime can cause a lot of expense, whatever the reason may be for the interruption. We can identify with this issue and have worked hard to source a solution for this ever-frequent request.

Euratex are happy to announce that we can now offer an emergency vent panel replacement service. This means that, in most cases, we can get a new vent panel to our customers in as little as 24 hours (subject to availability). By stocking the most popular sizes of vent panel at our warehouse in the UK, we aim to supply our UK customers with a new vent panel in fast succession.

Euratex are proud to be the Official UK Partner for RSBP


Round Domed Vent Panel

- Domed triple layer venting devices with PTFE isolation
- For equipment with operational temperature of up to 240°C
- High pressure resistance
- Stainless steel
- Certification according to EN 14 797

Flat Rectangular Vent Panel

- Suitable for applications with low operational pressure (up to 50% of safety opening pressure)
- For equipment with an operational temperature up to 100°C
- Installation without top flange
- Economical solution
- Certification according to EN 14 797

Domed Rectangular Vent Panel

- Simple layer construction for equipment with an operational temperature of up to 100°C
- Triple layer construction with high pressure resistance and PTFE insulation for operational temperatures of up to 240°C
- Stainless steel
- Available in domed single layer or domed triple layer
- Certification according to EN 14 797

Explosion venting devices are designed to protect industrial equipment from dust explosions. VMP vent panels offer very effective function and an economical solution for protecting against damages potentially caused by dust explosions. The VMP is a reliable system that offers an easy installation technique and a long service life. When an explosion occurs within a contained vessel, the vent panel opens and relieves the pressure of the explosion when the normal working pressure is exceeded. 

VMP devices are primarily suitable for the protection of the following systems: 

  • Filters
  • Reservoirs
  • Mills
  • Crushers
  • Cyclones
  • and other equipment with a danger of dust explosions

The VMP is available in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. There are also accessories for the VMP device, such as an opening indicator switch that will alert a control box of an explosion, by detecting when the vent panel has been opened. 

For venting inside a process area where there may be surrounding personnel or equipment, please see our flameless venting solutions to enable venting to a safe area.

VMP Round Domed Vent Panel

Technical Parameters

VMP Flat Rectangular (F) and VMP Domed Rectangular (SU - triple layer) (D - single layer)

Technical Parameters

bespoke Explosion vent panels

Fully ATEX approved for use against dust explosion hazards. Find the perfect fit for your application and get accurate specifications to suit your process with our bespoke vents

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