VENTIQ Offers Innovative Approach to Cargo Tank Venting

Ventiq's new range of high velocity relief valves for tankers vessels, VQHVISO, are designed to prevent passage of flames into cargo tanks carrying oil, product and chemical cargoes. The VQHV-ISO is also designed to prevent over- and underpressure in a safe and simple way. Ventiq has taken the latest amendments issued by IMO into consideration and focuses on safe operations and easy maintenance. Ventiq has developed a series of valves which are type approved by leading classification societies and the United States Coast Guard, and meets the latest requirements of ISO 15364:2000, SOLAS Reg.59. IMO MSC 1009/677/373 and API 2000.

The valve range provides safe venting to atmosphere to protect the tank against pressures above or below ambient. Its internal design avoids oscillation and hammering which could lead to premature seat wear and flashback to the tank.

The complete unit is manufactured from acid resistant stainless steel, with easily replaceable seats. Valve functions to full stroke can be checked using a single lever. A removable circular inspection window, "fish-eye", allows for easy inside inspection of the valve for clogging, as well as for easy cleaning.

This window also works as a visual check of vacuum disc operation.

Function and safety are strongly emphasized in the Ventiq design and manufacturing process.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 82,  Oct 2003 Shoyo Maru

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