Buffer tank protection

Buffer tank protection by means of nitrogen

Good protection of the buffer tank ensures a longer service life and guarantees business continuity.

Buffer tanks are an important part of a greenhouse, a geothermal installation, or in the storage of liquids (such as oil and fuels). Sustainable uptime, but also protection against leaks, explosion hazards and rust formation are important for business continuity and to comply with environmental legislation. Nitrogen offers a solution for protecting buffer tanks from the inside.

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Buffer tank protective products and systems

Presscon specializes in the design, construction and maintenance of nitrogen expansion systems, fire prevention systems and innovative solutions with compressed air and nitrogen. To protect buffer tanks, Presscon has developed various products. Some of them are even patented. Discover our products or ask us for tailor-made advice.









Protection vertical and horizontal storage tanks

In vertical buffer tanks, a nitrogen blanket can offer the solution against oxidation of both the buffer tank and certain liquids. By supplying the space above the water with nitrogen, the expansion system is kept under pressure.

In addition, Presscon can protect your (horizontal and vertical) buffer tank against implosion and explosion by using various protection systems. Vacuum overpressure protectors can automatically add or release air to protect the pressure in the buffer tank. In addition, the fully integrated pressure monitoring ensures protection of the pressure level in the tank or silo by adding extra nitrogen in time.

For example, the Level Control measures the water height with a possible pressure correction and alerts the designated person when a certain set value is exceeded in the buffer tank. Settings are easy to adjust yourself and link to the central computer. In addition, it is possible to automatically drain or refill water if desired. This way, the buffer tank is not only well protected, but you also have maximum control.

Leak detection buffer tank

Sensors continuously measure both the nitrogen pressure and the water height in the buffer tank. An additional sensor also makes it possible to set leak detection. This prevents a leak from being detected late, because higher temperatures push the water level and pressure into the buffer tank. Since the pressure at the bottom of a vertical buffer tank remains almost the same, a deviation in this is a direct indication of a leak in the tank.

Alarms linked to central computer

By linking an alarm to a central computer, you are alerted as soon as pre-set maximum and minimum values for the pressure and water level of the buffer tank are exceeded, thus maintaining maximum awareness and control.

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