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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 04:05 AM
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I'm thinking that they are a type of anti-backfire (intakes) and after-fire (exhaust) traps, and they prevent open flame from occurring under any circumstances.

While a diesel engine is unlikely to backfire, it is not technically impossible, and they must be working in an environment where any flame could be dangerous.

I think that is a better description than the "flameproof pipe coupling" that I got using online translation. Technical terms don't always translate well, even from German, which tends to string together a series of short (sometimes) descriptors into compound words.

If it does not rain later today, I think I should attend to a little Aufgangsreinigun, myself.

If they are concerned about open flames on their UNIMOG rail Shuttles to this extent, I wonder if all of the support vehicles - forklifts, freight trucks, etc., are similarly equipped ?

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