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FUCARE FC-RBV-11 High Performance Blast Valves Quieter during Operation


A KNPC delegation team have recently visited HUNTER facility to conduct on-site inspection to their modular blast-resistant shelters, equipped with FUCARE FC-RBV-11 High Performance Blast Valves, developed for KNPC MAA REFINERY ugrade project.  The KNPC delegate team was satisfied with overall performance of shelter systems and really impressed by FUCARE FC-RBV-11 High Performance Blast Valves because during operation these blast valves are so much quieter than they expected. 

Blast valves are normally designed with indirect flow passage by which the blades can take more blast load of blast waves for fast closing and also make it difficult for blast waves to penetrate the air passage. However, the indirect air passage of blast valves also increases the air flow resistance significantly, thus the flow velocity of air passing nearby the blades, could reach at high level, which means, NOISE. 

For concrete blast shelters, the noise from blast valves might not be a concern because the blast wall is about 300mm thick so it could stop noise entering the buildings. For modular shelters, where workers are meters away from blast valves and with a steel wall in between, the big noise from blast valves could cause headaches to those workers inside the modular shelters.

Thanks to its innovative tortoise-shell design which applies unique tiny blades and optimized air passage, FC-RBV-11 High Performance Blast Valve finds the best mix of protection performance and flow efficiency which enable it to be quieter blast protector. With a FC-RBV-11 High Performance Blast Valve by Column 2 x Row 3, its working noise is about 67dBA, which means it is probably one of the quietest in the market. 

[ About KNPC ]

 The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is the national oil refining company of Kuwait. Established in October 1960, KNPC handles the responsibility of oil refining, gas liquefaction, and distribution of petroleum goods within the local market.
Established in October 1960 as a share-holding company owned by the Kuwait government and private sector, KNPC became fully government-owned in 1975. Since 1968 the company had been exporting petroleum products from its Shuaiba Refinery. In 1980, following the restructuring of the oil sector in Kuwait, KNPC was placed under the newly created Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), which was also government owned. Under this position, KNPC took control of distributing petroleum products within Kuwait, along with the ownership of the Mina Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries.

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[ About HUNTER ]

 HUNTER was founded in 1999 as a company with the singular mission of designing and manufacturing a superior blast-resistant building to safeguard lives in industrial areas and disaster and conflict zones.
It is the first to design, construct and sell API RP 752-compliant, blast-resistant modular buildings to the refining and petrochemical communities, as well as the first in the industry to submit buildings to actual physical blast testing. Today, Hunter continue its legacy of firsts as the first and only company to offer full turnkey services in the design and installation of blast-resistant structures, including transportation, installation and site services anywhere in the world. Collectively, its US and overseas manufacturing locations in Europe and the Middle East provide it with the highest manufacturing capacity in the industry.

For more details of HUNTER, please visit its official website:

[ About FUCARE ]
FUCARE is one of the world’s leading suppliers on air safety solutions with particular focus on high-performance blast protection solutions.
To learn more about FUCARE products, please visit our website.