VD/SV-HRL

VD/SV-HRL

Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valve

deflagration- and endurance burning-proof

Function and Description

The atmospheric deflagration and endurance burning proof VD/SV-HRL type PROTEGO® valve is a highly developed combined pressure/vacuum relief valve for high flow capacities with an integrated flame arrester. It is primarily used as a safety device for flame transmission proof in- and outbreathing on tanks, containers and process engineering apparatus. The valve offers reliable protection against excess pressure and vacuum, prevents the inbreathing of air and product losses almost up to the set pressure and also protects against atmospheric deflagration and endurance burning if stabilized burning occurs. The PROTEGO® flame arrester unit is designed to achieve minimum pressure drop with maximum safety. The PROTEGO® VD/SV-HRL device 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 10% overpressure. This unique 10% technology enables a set pressure that is only 10% below the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) or maximum allowable working vacuum (MAWV) of the tank. After years of development, this typical opening characteristic of a safety relief valve is now also available for the low pressure range.

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. The valve pallets are also available with a PTFE seal to prevent the valve pallets from sticking when sticky products are used and to enable the use of corrosive fluids. 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 10% overpressure to full lift
  • through 10% technology higher set pressures can be used which results in product loss reduction compared to conventional 40% and 100% overpressure technology vents (compare API 2000)
  • increased 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 ATEX in areas subject to explosion hazards
  • 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 vapour
  • FLAMEFILTER® has low pressure drop
  • flame transmission proof condensate drain
  • maintenance friendly design
  • superior technology for API tanks

Dimensions

To select the nominal size (DN), please use the flow capacity charts on the following pages

DN100 / 4" 150 / 6"
a650 / 25.59760 / 29.92
b1000 / 39.371155 / 45.47
c600 / 23.62600 / 23.62
DN100 / 4" 150 / 6"
a650 / 25.59760 / 29.92
b1000 / 39.371155 / 45.47
c600 / 23.62600 / 23.62

Dimensions in mm / inches

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Material selection for housing

Design AB
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Valve saetsStainless SteelStainless Steel
Gasket
WS 3822
PTFE
Weather hoodSteelStainless Steel
Flame arrester unitA, BB
Design AB
HousingSteelStainless Steel
Valve saetsStainless SteelStainless Steel
Gasket
WS 3822
PTFE
Weather hoodSteelStainless Steel
Flame arrester unitA, BB

Option: Housing with ECTFE-lining

Special materials upon request

Material combinations of flame arrester unit

Ausführung AB
FLAMEFILTER® cageSteelStainless Steel
FLAMEFILTER®Stainless SteelStainless Steel
Ausführung AB
FLAMEFILTER® cageSteelStainless Steel
FLAMEFILTER®Stainless 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
>+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 pressure upon request

Material selection for vacuum valve pallet

Design ABCD
Vacuum 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
<-14 up to -35
<-5.6 up to -14
Valve palletAluminiumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
SealingFEPFEPMetal to MetalPTFE
Design ABCD
Vacuum 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
<-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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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

Any combination of vacuum and pressure levels can be set for the valve
The valve discs are weight-loaded.

Pressure/vacuum relief valve, basic design

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Pressure/vacuum relief valve, basic design

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Additional special devices available upon request

Settings

Pressure:

+3.5 mbar

+35 mbar

+1.4 inch W.C.

+14 inch W.C.

Vacuum:

-2.0 mbar

-35 mbar

-0.8 inch W.C.

-14 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). Conversion to other densities and temperatures refer to Vol. 1: “Technical Fundamentals”.

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