Model No: 143
Designed for installation on bulk storage tanks, ERGIL Storagetech™’s Model 143 Pressure Relief Valve is designed to protect the tank from excessive internal pressure.
In the closed position the spring-loaded pallet and diaphragm assembly is held tightly against a seal to prevent the loss of vapour to atmosphere. As the internal pressure in the tank increases, due to product filling and vapour development, the pressure in tank increases and in the event that the set pressure of the unit is reached, the diaphragm will open and discharge the gas to atmosphere. The opening set-point is selectable from a range between +61 mbar and +1000 mbar (+24 inch W.C. and 400 inch W.C.), and the valve will close when the tank returns to a safe pressure.
The outlet port is protected by a weather hood and mesh guard to prevent ingress of debris that might obstruct the opening.
Several features are inherent in the valve design to ensure a smooth, positive and effective operation. The body is self-draining and drip rings prevent condensate from settling on seating surfaces. A diaphragm and seal manufactured from Teflon reduce the possibility of ice formation and sticky residues hindering the valve from opening, while the pallet assembly moves freely on guide posts.