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Triple-offset valves offer advantages in emergency services

08.01.2014  |  Casaroli, S.,  Pentair Valves & Controls, Schaffhausen, SwitzerlandFerrara, M.,  Pentair Valves & Controls, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Keywords: [valves] [overflow] [gate] [ball] [plug] [butterfly] [ESD] [tanks] [tank farm]

Liquid hydrocarbon storage facilities have used triple-offset valves (TOVs) in traditional tank farm applications for decades. Due to more stringent health, safety and environment (HSE) requirements, tank farm operators are selecting TOVs for critical emergency systems, as well as the first tank-body valves. The main drivers supporting use of TOVs in tank farms include a growing need to reassess emergency valve risks and identifying alternative solutions to traditional gate, plug and ball valve applications.

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