Elmac has worked closely with some of the world’s leading petrochemical producers to develop a range of bespoke Valve and Explosion Protection Equipment. The products ensure the highest levels of protection and comply with ATEX or the requirements of other regulatory bodies.
Petrochemical manufacturers are facing increasing regulatory pressures that demand all storage tanks be fitted with adequate means of operational and emergency venting, and explosion protection devices for use in potentially combustible atmospheres and that may be subject to BLEVE (engulfment by fire) incidents. In this very competitive market our customers seek solutions that will offer enhanced returns on investment by way of increased yields and lower operating costs.
offer protection against atmospheric explosions entering the process.
offer protection against atmospheric explosions entering the process whilst allowing easy access for routine inspection and maintenance.
offer ultimate protection to prevent propagation of gas or vapour explosions from the most severe condition of unstable detonation scenarios.
provide emergency venting capacity in the event of external fire. They also permit access to low pressure storage tanks for inspection and maintenance.
are used in combination with flame arresters and in accordance with ISO 28300:2008 to prevent flames entering a tanks vapour space.
are used to introduce an inert blanket (usually nitrogen) into the tank's vapour space, preventing the stored product from evaporating into the atmosphere.
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 incorporate our industry-leading E-Flow™ technology that delivers higher rates of flow, lower pressure drop and reduced fouling characteristics. Our extensive range of unstable detonation arresters incorporates the patent-protected HEDS™ technology and offers protection in all explosion scenarios with no installation limitations. 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 offer a unique PTFE sealing system designed to reduce maintenance and product losses 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).