The likelihood of an ignition of VOCs leading to a potentially catastrophic explosion is an ever-present danger in the oil & gas storage sector. Simple but effective explosion protection devices are a pre-requisite when working in these extremely hazardous environments. Operational requirements demand absolute reliability, minimal maintenance and, of course, cost effective solutions. Our products exceed the industry “conservation standards” whilst ensuring the highest levels of regulatory compliance.
We offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for high performance tank protection solutions. The pressure/vacuum relief valve designs, and proprietary pallet seating system, facilitate effective operation at close to the tank’s specific low pressure design rating. In addition to providing the required levels of explosion protection, the use of our products will also deliver improved margins from higher yields (reduced product/vapour losses) and lower operating costs derived from reduced maintenance, energy usage and insurance premiums.
Our highly qualified team of technical experts work closely with our customers to determine their application-specific explosion protection and venting requirements. Utilising sophisticated Computational Fluid Dynamics we are able to design bespoke solutions that can be verified using our state-of-the-art in-house test facilities. We regularly undertake site surveys providing reports detailing the work that may be necessary to ensure full ATEX compliance.
Elmac’s flame arresters, including short-time burn, incorporate our industry-leading E-FlowTM technology that delivers higher rates of flow, lower pressure drop and reduced fouling characteristics. The patented protected lightweight ERB range of flame arresters facilitate the most cost effective solution for locations difficult to access. Our range of high performance pressure and vacuum relief valves and emergency relief vents offer a unique PTFE sealing system designed to reduce both leakage/product losses and maintenance with a best-in-class <1SCFH at 90% of set pressure.
Elmac’s products comply with all relevant industry standards including ATEX & ISO 16852 (Flame Arresters) and API2000/ISO28300 & NFPA30 (Venting & Storage of Combustible Vapours & Liquids). They are routinely used in situations that may be subject to BLEVE (engulfment by fire) incidents. In addition, Elmac is accredited to the following international standards: ISO 9001 (Total Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety).