The Ontario-based company yesterday unveiled its new product known as the Badger, which is a Balanced Actuator Valve (BAV). It is a complementary product to Emcara’s patented long trigger PRD’s, as it increases the flow rate to ~450 SCFM. The increased flow rate reduces the time it takes to vent down a tank. It can also be used to vent multiple tanks simultaneously in the event one PRD is triggered by fire in a system that utilizes multiple PRDs.
“The Badger aligns with our vision at Emcara: providing products and solutions that increase safety on alternative fuel tanks. The Badger is quickly becoming a necessity on very large tanks, trucking systems and storage systems, which require a quicker flow rate,” said Erick Girouard, President of Emcara Gas Development Inc.
The Badger by itself is not a pressure relief device (PRD). A Badger requires at least one PRD to safeguard a tank against fires such as the Emcara Python PRD or Emcara Cobra PRD.
When any connected PRD is activated, the Badger is triggered and the entire system is vented down at a reduced time compared to that of a PRD.
Source: Emcara Gas Development Inc.