PV/ELR

PV/ELR

Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valve

Function and Description

The PV/ELR type PROTEGO® valve is a highly developed combined pressure and vacuum relief valve with excellent flow performance. Typically, the valve is installed in the in-breathing and out-breathing lines of tanks, vessels, and process equipment to protect against unallowable overpressure and underpressure. The valve prevents emission losses almost up to the set pressure and air intake almost up to the set vacuum.

The device will start to open as soon as the set pressure is reached and only requires 10% overpressure to full lift. Continuous investments in and a commitment to research and development have allowed PROTEGO® to develop a low pressure valve which has the same opening characteristic as a high pressure safety relief valve. This “full lift type” technology allows the valve to be set at just 10% below the maximum allowable working pressure or vacuum (MAWP or MAWV) of the tank and still safely vent the required mass flow. The opening characteristic is the same for pressure and vacuum relief.

Due to the highly developed manufacturing technology, the tank pressure is maintained up to the set pressure, with a tightness that is far superior to the conventional standard. This feature is achieved by valve seats made of high quality stainless steel and with precisely lapped valve pallets (1) or with an air cushion seal (2) in conjunction with high quality FEP diaphragm. The valve pallets are also available with a PTFE seal to prevent the valve pallet from sticking when sticky products are used, and they enable the use of corrosive substances. After the overpressure is released or the vacuum is balanced, the valve re-seats and provides a tight seal.

The optimized fluid dynamic design of the valve body and valve pallet is a result of many years of research, resulting in a stable operation of the valve pallet, optimized performance, and reduced product losses.

Features and Advantages

  • 10% technology for minimum pressure increase up to full lift
  • extreme tightness, resulting in lowest possible product losses and reduced environmental pollution
  • set pressure close to opening pressure for optimum pressure maintenance in the system
  • high flow capacity
  • valve pallet is guided inside the housing to protect against harsh weather conditions
  • can be used in explosion hazardous areas
  • automatic condensate drain
  • compact, space-saving design
  • available in a special design with lifting device
  • maintenance-friendly design

Dimensions

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

DN 80 / 3"80 / 3" 100 / 4" 100 / 4"
Set pressure≤ +35 mbar> +35 mbar≤ +35 mbar> +35 mbar
Set pressure≤ +14 inch W.C.> +14 inch W.C.≤ +14 inch W.C.> +14 inch W.C.
a345 / 13.58475 / 18.70345 / 13.58475 / 18.70
b146 / 5.75146 / 5.75146 / 5.75146 / 5.75
c218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58
d353 / 13.90353 / 13.90353 / 13.90353 / 13.90
DN 80 / 3"80 / 3" 100 / 4" 100 / 4"
Set pressure≤ +35 mbar> +35 mbar≤ +35 mbar> +35 mbar
Set pressure≤ +14 inch W.C.> +14 inch W.C.≤ +14 inch W.C.> +14 inch W.C.
a345 / 13.58475 / 18.70345 / 13.58475 / 18.70
b146 / 5.75146 / 5.75146 / 5.75146 / 5.75
c218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58
d353 / 13.90353 / 13.90353 / 13.90353 / 13.90

Dimensions in mm / inchesDimensions for pressure/ vacuum relief valve with heating jacket upon request

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Material selection for housing

Design BC
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Heating jacket (PV / ELR-H-...)SteelStainless Steel
Valve seatStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weather hoodSteelStainless Steel
Protective mesh screenStainless SteelStainless Steel
Design BC
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Heating jacket (PV / ELR-H-...)SteelStainless Steel
Valve seatStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weather hoodSteelStainless Steel
Protective mesh screenStainless SteelStainless Steel

Special materials upon request

Material selection for pressure valve pallet

Design ABCD
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 +210
>+5.6 up to +84
>+14 up to +210
>+5.6 up to +84
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to MetalPTFE
Design ABCD
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 +210
>+5.6 up to +84
>+14 up to +210
>+5.6 up to +84
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to MetalPTFE

Special material as well as higher set pressure upon request

Material selection for vacuum valve pallet

Design ABCD
Pressure range [mbar]
[inch W.C.]
-3.5 up to -5.0
-1.4 up to -2.0
<5.0 up to -14
<-2.0 up to -5.6
<-14 up to -35
<-5.6 up to -14
<-14 up to -35
<-5.6 up to -14
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to MetalPTFE
Design ABCD
Pressure range [mbar]
[inch W.C.]
-3.5 up to -5.0
-1.4 up to -2.0
<5.0 up to -14
<-2.0 up to -5.6
<-14 up to -35
<-5.6 up to -14
<-14 up to -35
<-5.6 up to -14
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to MetalPTFE

Special material as well as higher set vacuum upon request

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Flange connection type

EN 1092-1; Form B1
ASME B16.5 CL 150 R.F.
EN 1092-1; Form B1
ASME B16.5 CL 150 R.F.

other types upon request

Design Types and Specifications

The valve pallets are weight-loaded. At set pressures greate than 35 mbar ( 14 inch W.C.), an elongated construction is used.
There are two different designs:

Pressure/vacuum relief valve in basic design

PV/ELR - –

Pressure/vacuum relief valve with heating jacket

PV/ELR - H

Pressure/vacuum relief valve in basic design

PV/ELR - –

Pressure/vacuum relief valve with heating jacket

PV/ELR - H

Additional special devices available upon request.
Any combination of vacuum and pressure levels can be set for the valve. When the difference between the pressure and vacuum exceeds 150 mbar / 60.2 inch W.C., special valve pallets are used.

Settings

Pressure:

+2.0 mbar +210 mbar
+0.8 inch W.C. +84 inch W.C.

Vacuum:

-14 mbar -50 mbar
-5.6 inch W.C. -20 inch W.C.

Vacuum:

-3.5 mbar -14 mbar
-1.4 inch W.C. -5.6 inch W.C.
for presssure up to max. + 150 mbar / 60.2 inch W.C.
Higher and lower 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). For conversion to other densities and temperatures refer to Sec. 1: “Technical Fundamentals”.

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