A vacuum breaker is an essential component for FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) pressure vessels. FRP pressure vessels are widely used in various industries such as water treatment, chemical processing, and oil and gas because of their excellent resistance to corrosion and high strength-to-weight ratio.
During the operation of an FRP pressure vessel, a vacuum can form inside the vessel due to various reasons such as changes in temperature, liquid level fluctuations, or sudden changes in pressure. A vacuum can cause the FRP pressure vessel to collapse or implode, leading to catastrophic damage and potential harm to personnel and equipment.
A vacuum breaker is designed to prevent the formation of a vacuum inside the FRP pressure vessel. It allows air to enter the vessel and equalize the pressure, preventing the vessel from collapsing. A vacuum breaker typically consists of a valve or a disc that opens automatically when a vacuum is detected inside the vessel.
The vacuum breaker also plays a vital role in maintaining the structural integrity of the FRP pressure vessel. The vacuum breaker helps to reduce stress on the vessel by preventing the formation of a vacuum, which can cause the vessel to deform or collapse.
In summary, a vacuum breaker is an essential component for FRP pressure vessels. It helps to prevent the formation of a vacuum inside the vessel, which can cause catastrophic damage and harm to personnel and equipment. It also helps to maintain the structural integrity of the FRP pressure vessel by reducing stress on the vessel.
Alfa Aerosol FRP Pressure Vessel With Vacuum Breaker Installed