Tank Blanketing Valves

Tank Blanketing Valves

Tank Blanketing Valves provide an effective means of preventing and controlling fires in flammable liquid storage tanks. Vapours cannot be ignited in the absence of an adequate supply of oxygen. In most instances, this oxygen is provided by air drawn into the tank from the atmosphere during tank emptying operations.

Tank Blanketing Valves are installed with their inlet connected to a supply of pressurised inert gas (usually Nitrogen), and their outlet piped into the tank's vapour space. When the tank pressure drops below a predetermined level, the nitrogen blanketing valve opens and allows the gas to flow into the vapour space. The blanketing valve reseals when pressure in the tank has returned to an acceptable level. The blanketing gas contains no air. No supply of air (Oxygen) is allowed to enter the tank. The vapours, therefore, never form a flammable mixture.

Tank Blanketing Valves help maintain the vapour space in a non-flammable condition, and also provide make-up gas to ensure that the tank's vapour space is not subjected to a vacuum.

Tank Blanketing Valves can also be utilised to protect products such as purified water or cooking oils from contaminants by maintaining a positive pressure in the vapour space of the storage tank.

Why Are Tank Blanketing Valves Important?

The installation of a tank blanketing valve offers safety to the equipment, the product in it, the people around it and the environment. Since blanketing removes oxygen, fire cannot take place even when the media is combustible. Moreover, the ‘blanket’ restricts the stored product from evaporating or being contaminated. In short, tank blanketing ensures complete protection to the product stored in the tank against combustion, contamination and evaporation.

What Industry Are Tank Blanketing Valves Useful For?

Mainly, tank blanketing valves are used in Chemical, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas Industries. However, their use is growing in Food and Beverage, Pharma, Personal Care, Cosmetics and Semiconductor industries.

Buy The Best Tank Blanketing Valve From Ekotech

At Ekotech, we stock and supply a range of tank blanketing valves. The valves that we source are explicitly designed for tank blanketing, so they’re sure to give an exceptional performance. In addition, most of the items in this category are made using high-quality materials like 316 stainless steel and other sturdy and durable materials. Hence, when you purchase a valve from our collection, you know it will serve you for a long time.

Another great benefit of buying a tank blanketing valve from us is that you get products with a compact design and the fewest external connections. Moreover, our products are available in a range of flow plug sizes, giving you the liberty to tailor the flow capacity to meet the requirements of your equipment.

Contact Us For More Details On Our Products

Ekotech stocks the best quality tank blanketing valves, liquid level gauges, flame arrestors, bursting discs and panels, sight flow indicators, and more. You can turn to us for your requirement of high-quality engineering equipment at affordable prices. We supply our products to all states of Australia, so you can place an order with us no matter where you live in the country. We promise to deliver superior design and quality products and comply with appropriate Australian standards and ISO and API standards.

To find out in detail about the products we stock and supply, get in touch with us today. You can call us on (03) 9457 3700 or drop an email at sales@ekotech.com.au. Fill in our enquiry form on the contact us page to receive a call from us.