Heated or unheated pressure compensation valves for more safety - also in the EX sector.

  • Reliable pressure compensation
  • Reliable up to - 30°C
  • Heated or nonheated
  • Can be mounted on either wall or ceiling
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Pressure change in deep freeze chambers

The periodic defrosting of air coolers, as well as the transport of goods with higher temperature into deep freeze chambers, leads to substantial pressure changes. Those can be especially dangerous for the structure, including the entrance areas, if the cooler in an air-sealed deep freeze chamber was covered in rime and has to be heated accordingly for proper defrosting. During the defrosting process, water vapor forms, which increases air pressure in the deep freeze chamber. Under normal circumstances, pressure has compensated by the time the cooling unit is restarted.

After the restart of the cooling unit, when air temperatures are lowering, some of the water vapor that has formed will condense, creating negative pressure. For the limitation of the negative pressure in the entrance area, air must be able to flow into the deep freeze chamber. This is achieved with a pressure compensation valve.

500Pa of pressure fluctuations have been measured in deep freeze chambers without pressure compensation valves. Normally - with the right pressure compensation valves - the force caused by the pressure has to be restricted to ca. 120Pa, so it doesn't exceed the weight force of the ceiling. Accordingly, occurring negative pressure exceeding the permitted ceiling load has to be compensated through the pressure compensation valves.

Measures to minimize pressure fluctuations in deep freeze chambers

• Limitation of the occurring pressure, both positive and negative, through appropriately chosen pressure compensation valves (for example, Hemstedt Article-No. 11100, 11830 and 11500) with in-built antifreeze heating protection, normally to 100 Pa. Higher values for the differential pressure may only be chosen in case of high load-bearing capacity of the structure, though that makes opening doors difficult in case of negative pressure and can force them open in case of positive pressure.

• Turning on cooling unit and fan with a delay. Through pre-cooling the evaporator - before restarting the fan after defrosting - residual humidity or warmth is kept away from the air inside the deep freeze chamber.

• Frequent defrosting of the air coolers with minimal heat supply so the temperature fluctuations that cause pressure changes to a minimum.

Mounting position of pressure compensation valves

The pressure compensation valves are best placed next to doors or other access possibilities, about halfway up the wall. With newer pressure compensation valves that already open at low differential pressure, (for example Hemstedt item no. 11100, 11830 and 11500) no problems with opening or closing the doors are to be expected.

 

 

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Technical Data HEM-DAV I PRESSURE COMPENSATION VALVES Item no. 11106, 11109, 11289

System of protection IP 65
Safety class II
Silicone connecting cable 2 x 0.75 mm²
Mains voltage 230 V
Output 16 Watt
Temperature controller max. 80 °C
Diameter 90.0 mm
Installation depth 76.6 mm
Air grille square 111 mm

Technical Data HEM-DAV II PRESSURE COMPENSATION VALVE Item no. 11506, 11509, 11526

System of protection IP 65
Safety class II
Silicone connecting cable 2 x 0.75 mm²
Mains voltage 230 V
Output 26 Watt
Temperature controller max. 80 °C
Diameter 140.0 mm
Installation depth 76.6 mm
Air grille square 120 mm
Different wall thicknesses Compensation with extension tube

Technical Data HEM-DAV III PRESSURE COMPENSATION VALVE Item no. 11830, 11834

System of protection IP 65
Safety class II
Silicone connecting cable 2 x 0.75 mm²
Mains voltage 230 V
Heating connection cable silikonisoliert weiß
Alarm thermostat connection cable silikonisoliert rot / braun
Output 115 Watt
Temperature controller max. 80 °C
Alarm thermostat 5°C EIN/15°C
Bore diameter 315.0 mm
Installation depth 170 mm
Dimensions cover plates 400 x 400 mm
Different wall thicknesses Compensation with extension tube