BE/HR-D

BE/HR-D

Pressure Relief Valve

deflagration- and endurance burning-proof

Function and Description

The deflagration-proof and endurance burning-proof BE/HR-D type PROTEGO® valve is a highly developed pressure relief valve with an integrated flame arrester unit. It is primarily used as a safety device for flame transmission proof outbreathing on tanks, containers and process engineering apparatus. The valve offers reliable protection against excess pressure and prevents product losses almost up to the set pressure; it also protects against atmospheric deflagration as well as endurance burning if stabilized burning occurs. The PROTEGO® flame arrester unit is designed to achieve minimum pressure drop with maximum safety. The BE/HR-D valve is available for substances of explosion group IIA (NEC group D MESG > 0.9 mm).

When the set pressure is reached, the valve starts to open and reaches full lift within 40% overpressure. The tank pressure is maintained up to the set pressure with a tightness that is far superior to the conventional standard due to our state of the art manufacturing technology. This feature is ensured by the valve seats made of high quality stainless steel and with individually lapped valve pallets (1) or with an air cushion seal (2) in conjunction with high quality FEP diaphragm. After the excess pressure is discharged, the valve reseats and provides a tight seal. If the set pressure is exceeded, explosive gas/product-vapour air mixtures are released to the atmosphere. If this mixture ignites, the integrated PROTEGO® flame arrester unit (3) prevents flame transmission into the tank. If additional mixture continues to flow and stabilized burning occurs, the integrated flame arrester unit prevents flashback as a result from endurance burning. The valve is protected and also fulfils its function under this severe service conditions. The spring loaded weather hood opens as soon as the fusible element (4) melts.

The valve can be used up to an operating temperature of +60°C / 140°F and meets the requirements of European tank design standard EN 14015 – Appendix L and ISO 28300 (API 2000).

Type-approved in accordance with the current ATEX Directive and EN ISO 16852 as well as other international standards.

Features and Advantages

  • requires only 40% overpressure to full lift
  • through 40% technology higher set pressures can be used which results in product loss reduction compared to conventional 100% overpressure technology vents (compare API 2000)
  • more design flexibility through higher reseating pressures; vents reseat when conventional vent is still discharging costly product or nitrogen
  • high performance seal reducing product loss below EPA’s 500ppm rule preventing environmental pollution
  • the valve disc is guided within the housing to protect against harsh weather conditions
  • can be used as protective system according to ATEX in areas subject to explosion hazards
  • high flow capacity through large FLAMEFILTER® crosssection, results in low pressure drop
  • FLAMEFILTER® provides protection against atmospheric deflagration and endurance burning
  • FLAMEFILTER® integrated into the valve saves space, weight and reduces cost
  • FLAMEFILTER® protected from clogging through product vapours
  • flame-transmission-proof condensate drain
  • maintenance-friendly design

Dimensions

To select the nominal size (DN), please use the flow capacity chart on the following page

DN150 / 6" 200 / 8"
NG400 / 16"400 / 16"
a600 / 23.62600 / 23.62
b545 / 21.46545 / 21.46
c485 / 19.09485 / 19.09NG = Nominal size
DN150 / 6" 200 / 8"
NG400 / 16"400 / 16"
a600 / 23.62600 / 23.62
b545 / 21.46545 / 21.46
c485 / 19.09485 / 19.09NG = Nominal size

Dimensions in mm / inches

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Material selection for housing

DesignAB
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Valve seatStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weather HoodSteelStainless Steel
Flame arrester unitAB
DesignAB
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Valve seatStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weather HoodSteelStainless Steel
Flame arrester unitAB

Special materials upon request

Material combinations of flame arrester unit

Design  AB
FLAMEFILTER® cageSteelStainless Steel
FLAMEFILTER®Stainless SteelStainless Steel
Design  AB
FLAMEFILTER® cageSteelStainless Steel
FLAMEFILTER®Stainless SteelStainless Steel

Special materials upon request

Material selection for valve pallet

Design ABC
Pressure range [mbar]
[inch W.C.]
+2.0 up to +3.5
+0.8 up to +1.4
>+3.5 up to +14
>+1.4 up to +5.6
>+14 up to +35
>+5.6 up to +14
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to Metal
Design ABC
Pressure range [mbar]
[inch W.C.]
+2.0 up to +3.5
+0.8 up to +1.4
>+3.5 up to +14
>+1.4 up to +5.6
>+14 up to +35
>+5.6 up to +14
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to Metal

Special materials and higher pressure settings upon request

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Selection of explosion group

MESGExpl. Gr. (IEC / CEN)Gas Group (NEC)
> 0,90 mmIIAD
MESGExpl. Gr. (IEC / CEN)Gas Group (NEC)
> 0,90 mmIIAD

Special approvals upon request

Flange connection type

EN 1092-1; Form B1
ASME B16.5; 150 lbs RFSF
EN 1092-1; Form B1
ASME B16.5; 150 lbs RFSF

other types upon request

Design Types and Specifications

The valve disc is weight-loaded.

Pressure relief valve, basic design

BE/HR-D-400/...

Pressure relief valve, basic design

BE/HR-D-400/...

Additional special devices available upon request

Settings

Pressure:

+2.0 mbar

+35 mbar

+0.8 inch W.C.

+14 inch W.C.

Higher pressure settings upon request.

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Flow Capacity Chart

The flow capacity charts have been determined with a calibrated and TÜV certified flow capacity test rig. Volume flow V in (m³/h) and CFH refer to the standard reference conditions of air ISO 6358 (20°C, 1bar). Conversion to other densities and temperatures refer to Vol. 1: “Technical Fundamentals”.

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