The PROTEGO® in-line valve DZ/E-F is a state-of-the-art pressure or vacuum relief valve in a right angle design for higher system pressures. Typically, the valve is installed in the in-breathing or out-breathing lines of tanks, vessels, and opening pressure which results in best possible 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. As this device is equipped with a spring, higher set pressures are achieved than with the DZ/E.
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 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) and a sturdy housing design. 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, resulting in stable operation of the valve pallet, optimized performance, and reduced product losses.