The PROTEGO® in-line valve DZ/E is a state-of-the-art pressure or vacuum relief valve with a right angle design. Typically, the valve is installed in the in-breathing or out-breathing lines of tanks, vessels, and process equipment to protect against unallowable overpressure or underpressure. The valve prevents emission losses almost up to the set pressure and prevents unacceptable product entry.
The device will start to open as soon as the set pressure is reached and only requires 10% overpressure to full lift. Continuous investments in and a commitment to 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 at just 10% below the maximum allowable working pressure or vacuum (MAWP or MAWV) of the tank and still safely vent the required mass flow. The opening characteristic is the same for pressure and vacuum relief. Due to our highly developed manufacturing technology, the tank pressure is maintained up to the set pressure with a tightness that is far above the conventional standard. This feature is ensured by 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 a high quality FEP diaphragm. The valve pallets are also available with a PTFE seal to prevent them from sticking when sticky products are used and to enable the use of corrosive substances. After the overpressure is released or the vacuum is balanced, the valve re-seats 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, resulting in stable operation of the valve pallet, optimized performance, and reduced product losses.