The dangers of operating diesel engines

A hydrocarbon vapor can be drawn into the air intake system of a diesel engine and act as an uncontrolled fuel source. This can cause the engine to accelerate and overspeed or runaway, leading to dangerous mechanical failure and potential ignition source for an explosion.

Roda Deaco has been providing these markets with diesel engine air shutdown systems for over 25 years. Our valves enhance safety on all types of field applications. Below are a few industries that operate diesel engines in areas where combustible gas, vapors, or dust can exist:

• Oil & Gas
• Petrochemical
• Mining
• Marine
• Aviation refueling
• Power Generation
• Transportation
• Fire Control
• Distilling
• Agriculture
Roda Deaco has supplied diesel engine overspeed safety shutdown solutions for hundreds of applications. A few example applications are listed below:
• Drilling rigs (onshore & offshore)
• Drilling support equipment
• Well servicing equipment
• Refinery support equipment
• Bulk haulers and tankers
• Mining equipment
• Construction equipment
• Material handling equipment
• Generator sets
• Air compressors
• Emergency response vehicles
• Aircraft support equipment
• Welding sets
• Work boats and barges
• Hydraulic power packs
• Light towers
• Water pumps
• Agriculture equipment
• Rail support equipment
• Locomotive




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