Founder, Dwight Brooker co-invented this technology, which was later sold to Enardo Manufacturing Co.
The future/patent pending
Although there is very little information that can be released at this time, but we can say this; This new soon to be patented device has all of the best features of all of the previous patents and more. It is economical to build and can be made to stop explosions with just about any gas composition, it is bi-directional and self-cleaning. This technology is for sale. It will be working towards manufacturing it in the near future.
Founder, Dwight Brooker invented this device to deal specifically with "reflective pressures" that were a concern with applications that may have an obstruction of some sort on the protected side of the flame arrester. It is bi-directional. This patent was sold to the Protectoseal Company. It also has 2 other patent variations, US 7056114 & US 7390190
Coast Guard Approved DFA's Sales start July 1, 2012
We at Paradox, after feed back from the industry, applied and received United States Coast Guard Approval for a line of Generic un-patentable detonation flame arresters.
This was achieved after submitting the appropriate testing results and reports from a third party.
Our goal is to drastically reduce the cost to the end users that have been paying much higher prices for detonation flame arresters than they were for the older flame arresters that had been popular some 20 years ago. We look forward in entering this new phase of operations.
With the move towards alternative energy sources, hydrogen came into play. Hydrogen is extremely difficult to arrester in any application. Previously to this invention liquid seal type arresters were the only alternative and liquid seals come with their own list of maintenance issues.
This invention can not only stop a detonation with hydrogen and air but has been successfully tested with 40% oxygen. This had turned out to be more of a personal challenge for Dwight Brooker than profitable as industry has been slow to move towards hydrogen as an alternative fuel. This technology is for sale!