High Velocity Valves – the safer choice

State-of-the-art magnetic system ensures rapid opening to full – equals faster and safer venting with absolutely no hammering.

Bay Valves’ High Velocity Valves open instantly at set-point, thus ensuring that cargo tank pressure will under no circumstances be higher than the set-point. Further, the valves operate with a cycle from completely closed to fully open to closed again of not less than two seconds. The system prevents hammering, which can happen in weight operated valves and has been known to cause flashback and explosions on tankers.

[object object] High velocity valves Hi Jet 70012 Bay valves 402x500 1

Industry leading flame arresting capabilities

The advantage of Bay Valves High Velocity Valve HI Jet ISO II is that it is absolutely non-hammering and performs opening and closing according to the international fire testing standard EN 12874 and the latest amendment to ISO 15364:2007 which both requires a maximum of 0,5 Hz  – equal to a 2 seconds cycle of the valve from closed to open and back to fully closed again.

Watch the video of this test being performed by the independent German Notified body Institut für Sicherheitstechnik GmbH (IBExU) showing the importance of non-hammering during a fire.

Important safety features of the HI JET ISO II valve

The invention in 1971 was what we would now call disruptive. Before that there were no high velocity valves. Cargo tanks carrying flammable liquids were in most cases only protected by filters to stop flames, but these mostly just clogged up and blocked ventilation of the tanks. The invention of the High velocity valve facilitated high venting rates at low pressure drop and most importantly raised safety to a level never seen before. Bay Valves is constantly evolving and improving this groundbreaking design with a focus on safety and loss reduction. The main features of the HI JET ISO II valve are:

  • Safety first characteristic – no pressure surge after opening
  • High closing pressure to minimize cargo boil off
  • Minimize VOC loss during voyage
[object object] High velocity valves MISC Kantan Satu 05 2013

High-end features of the High Velocity Valve

The High Velocity Valves are built with safety first characteristic with no pressure surge after opening and no risk of flashback. The high closing pressure to minimizes cargo boil off and by operating at a higher pressure our valves minimize VOC loss during voyage. Specific features are:

  • Mini slip-technology secures close to zero VOC loss.
  • Easy adjustable setting.
  • Integrated gas freeing cover.
  • The industry’s highest constant net clearance between moving parts and valve housing – Suitable for freezing, sticking and crystallizing cargo.
  • Exchangeable wear parts.
  • Upgrading on-site to higher gas-groups.
  • Non-oscillating (frequency less than 0,5 hz / ISO 15364:2007)
  • Controlled blow-down, securing instant pressure drop to safety level 30% below setting in order to allow loading at a high capacity and at the same time avoiding a boil-off of cargo.

Not sure which solution fits your business needs?

A history of excellence

The magnetic Mini slip-technology was patented in 1972 and was a gamechanger only sold by one company. In the years to follow simpler and cheaper weight activated systems dominated. These are not as reliable or safe. In 2006 Bay Valves took over production of the High Velocity Valves with magnetic Mini slip-technology and has been improving the design ever since.

On its own Bay Valves’ High Velocity Valve is an industry leader in safety and VOC loss prevention. In combination with the SuperSat you get an absolute top of the line system that will protect your vessels and cargo, improve the environment and save money by preventing cargo evaporation even further.

[object object] High velocity valves PVvalves 1

Our partners and offices around the world

  • J.S.Cock AS Tromøyveien 18, N-4841 Arendal, Norway

  • +47 90 040259

  • Pe-Gu Maritime Ltd. Postane Mh. Erikli Sk. No:7 34940 Tuzla Istanbul
    Erdinc AKDI - Sales Manager

  • + 90 (0) 216 518 18 18

  • UMAR Shipping Services Ltd
    234, Ayias Fylaxeos, 1st & 2nd Floor CY3082, Limassol

  • +357 2535 5518

  • UMAR Shipping Services Ltd
    4, Kifisias Avenue, 1st Floor, 15125, Maroussi

  • +3021 0428 2552

  • Str. Domneasca nr.13 Bloc L, Scara 5, Apartament 12 800015 - Galati Romania

  • (+40) 744 593 593

  • UMAR Shipping Services Ltd
    Churchill Tower 1 Business Bay, Office 1403 Dubai, U.A.E.

  • +971 4338 8918

  • UMAR Shipping Services Ltd
    10, Kommunisticheskaya st, 1st Floor, 353900, Novorossiysk

  • +749 9918 4307

  • UMAR Shipping Services Ltd
    1557, Keppel Road 03-16 Block C Singapore 089066

  • +65 315 81050

  • Ian-Conrad Bergan LLC,
    1001 E. Belmont Street Pensacola,
    FL 32501-4100 Florida

  • (850)-434-1286