Employing the Right Safety Valves in Critical Applications
Materials that flow through valves during important operating conditions can be affected by hazards, meaning that the valves could be failing. Noise emission, valve and pipe component erosion, and mechanical vibration in the valves and the connected pipelines are all signs that the valves are failing.
When valves do fail, it can result in negative outcomes such as the costs of ownership, fugitive emissions and safety hazards. Safety valves are put in place to reduces these emergency safety hazards.
According to an article by Empowering Valves, “Safety valves were first put in use approximately 100 years ago on steam boilers during the industrial era. They were created with the sole purpose of keeping heating and other related pieces of equipment from exploding. Today, the sole purpose of these valves is to safeguard an operation from a number of hazards by opening or closing during certain conditions.”
Pressure Relief Valves
One example of a safety valve is a pressure relief valve. This type of valve opens when a pressure level is reached in order to release the pressure, thus preventing damage to the system or other areas. Pressure relief valves are typically used in boilers, pressure vessels and other related systems.
CPV offers both high pressure relief valves and low pressure relief valves.
Valves in Gas/Vapor
Safety valves are also used in gas or vapor operations. They’re typically created specifically to deal with the chemical that is being used, such as ammonia, butane, and natural gas. It’s important that this safety relief valve can relieve the capacity of the connected compressor at operating pressure.
Empowering Valves describes vacuum valves as being used “to prevent tank collapse when it is being emptied, in addition to clean in place or sterilization in place procedures. They are also installed on top of storage tanks to control fugitive emission losses that can result from handling flammable and hazardous petroleum products that produce vapor.”
Other types of vacuum valves that are known as breather valves, conservation vents, and safety vents are designed to protect process systems, tanks and equipment.
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