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P/EL

Pressure Relief Valve

Function and Description

The P/EL type PROTEGO® valve is a highly developed pressure relief valve. It is primarily used as a safety device for relieving pressure in tanks, containers and process engineering equipment. The valve protect against unallowable overpressure and prevents the unacceptable loss of product vapors close to the set pressure.

The device will start to open as soon as the set pressure is reached and only requires 10% overpressure to full lift. Continuous investments into 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 just 10% below the maximum allowable working pressure of the tank and still safely vent the required mass flow.

Due to our highly developed manufacturing technology the tank pressure is maintained up to 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 pallets from sticking when sticky products are used, and they enable the use of corrosive media. After the excess pressure is discharged, the valve reseats 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 work, which allow a stable operation of the valve pallet and optimized performance resulting in reduction of product losses.

Features and Advantages

  • “full lift type” technology valve utilizes only 10% overpressure to reach full lift
  • extreme tightness and hence least possible product losses and reduced environmental pollution
  • the set pressure is close to the opening pressure which results in best possible pressure management of the system
  • high flow capacity
  • the valve pallet is guided within the housing to protect against harsh weather conditions
  • can be used in areas subject to an explosion hazard
  • self-actuated condensate drain

Dimensions

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

DN50 / 2" 50 / 2" 80 / 3" 80 / 3"
Set pressure≤ +80 mbar> +80 mbar≤ +80 mbar> +80 mbar
Set pressure≤ +32.1 inch W.C.> +32.1 inch W.C.≤ +32.1 inch W.C.> +32.1 inch W.C.
a218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58
b287 / 11.30452 / 17.80289 / 11.38454 / 17.87
DN50 / 2" 50 / 2" 80 / 3" 80 / 3"
Set pressure≤ +80 mbar> +80 mbar≤ +80 mbar> +80 mbar
Set pressure≤ +32.1 inch W.C.> +32.1 inch W.C.≤ +32.1 inch W.C.> +32.1 inch W.C.
a218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58218 / 8.58
b287 / 11.30452 / 17.80289 / 11.38454 / 17.87

Dimensions in mm / inches Dimensions for pressure valves with heating jacket upon request

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Material selection for housing

DesignBC
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Heating jacket
(P / EL-H-...)
SteelStainless Steel
Valve seatStainless SteelStainless Steel
Weather hoodSteelStainless Steel
Protective mesh screenStainless SteelStainless Steel
DesignBC
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Heating jacket
(P / EL-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.]
+3,5 up to +5,0
+1.4 up to +2.0
>+5,0 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.]
+3,5 up to +5,0
+1.4 up to +2.0
>+5,0 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 materials(Aluminium-coated, Titanium, Hastelloy) and higher pressure Settings upon request

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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 pallet is weight-loaded. At set pressures greater than 80 mbar (32.1 inch W.C.), an elongated construction is used.
There are two different designs:
Pressure valve in basic design

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Pressure valve with heating jacket

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Pressure valve in basic design

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Pressure valve with heating jacket

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Additional special devices available upon request.

Settings

Pressure:

+3.5 mbar +210 mbar
+1.4 inch W.C. +84 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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