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Emergency Pressure Relief Vents

Product Code: 82000

Induchem Group are the Irish distributor for the full range of Protectoseal products.

Protectoseal has been an industry pioneer and leading manufacturer of quality products that conserve and control volatile emissions and protect low pressure storage tanks, vessels and processes from fire and explosion for over 85 years.

Protectoseal’s integrated line of pressure and vacuum relief vents, flame/detonation arresters and related vapor control devices are used across a wide array of process industries

Emergency Vents are designed to prevent the catastrophic rupture of a storage tank by relieving the internal pressure accumulation caused by external fire involvement of the tank


In addition to the normal venting capacity provided by Protectoseal's Pressure / Vacuum Relief Vents and/or Flame Arresters, every large above ground flammable liquid storage tank should be provided with some means of relieving excessive internal pressure caused by exposure of the tank to a fire. Depending upon the strength of the tank structure, a vent sized to handle the normal venting requirements (for day-to-day operations) may be inadequate to handle the abnormal vapor efflux generated by heat from an exposure fire.

When a fire occurs near a flammable liquid storage tank, heat transmitted through the tank wall to the contents will cause the liquid to vaporize readily. In the case of petroleum based products, this vaporization may amount to roughly 30 or more cubic feet of vapor for every gallon of solvent vaporized. This generates a relatively high pressure within the confined area of the tank's vapor space. In the absence of sufficient emergency relief a tank rupture could occur, with disastrous effect on life and property and the environment.

Explosions caused by such conditions may be readily avoided by providing adequate emergency relief vents which permit the vapors to escape from the tank. These emergency vents usually include pallet assemblies (as illustrated above) which are weighted to stay closed under normal pressure conditions and which open only when a predetermined pressure is attained, thus relieving the abnormal volume of vapor generated under the fire conditions described above.

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