WITT flashback arrestors now available for ethylene


The established range of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 Super 66, 78 and 90 flashback arrestors from Witt, the gas safety, control, mixing and analysis equipment supplier, have now been tested and approved for use with ethylene.

Successfully tested, the products have been approved to EN 730 standard for use with ethylene.

Ethylene C2H4 is an odourless, colourless flammable gas produced in the natural state by certain plants in their tissues, as well as being created by man made sources from natural gas and petroleum.

It is produced in the petrochemical industry by integration, where gaseous or light liquid hydrocarbons are briefly heated to 750–950°C, inducing numerous free radical reactions.

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