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Tank protection: breathing

In line & end of line deflagration / detonation flame arresters and low pressure tank protection

When storage tanks are filled and emptied, changes in pressure can lead to explosions and implosions. MARVAC pressure / vacuum valves limit the maximum pressure and vacuum to prevent this from happening. AMAL Flame arresters offer protection from detonation or deflagration risks.

Allowing tanks to breathe

When a tank is filled, the gas, air or vapour that previously filled the space above the tank’s contents is compressed. If this increase in pressure is allowed to exceed the design pressure of the tank, the tank will explode. Conversely, emptying the tank causes a vacuum to be created, leading to a risk of implosion.

MARVAC pressure / vacuum valves are designed to limit the maximum pressure and vacuum that can exist within a tank. The valves are designed to allow the tank to breathe out during filling and breathe in when emptying.

AMAL Flame arresters also protect tanks and pipelines from any additional detonation or deflagration risks involved.

MARVAC low pressure tank protection

MARVAC low pressure tank protection products restrict pressure and vacuum to protect tanks. 

The Marvac Range includes:

AMAL in line & end of line deflagration / detonation flame arresters

AMAL in line & end of line deflagration / detonation flame arresters eliminate flames. 

The Amal range includes:

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