Industrial Dampers for Refineries
Kelair dampers are essential to the safety and operational efficiency of systems used by petrochemical manufacturers and oil refineries.
Plant operators, engineers and management within the chemical process industry know the significance of precision, caution, and reliability of equipment to comply with environmental health concerns. Inefficient and uncontrolled systems release unstable gases into the environment, disrupting the ecosystem and contaminating the air, food, and atmosphere. This processing of chemicals demands particular attention to pollution control through efficient and reliable equipment with Kelair dampers.
How are dampers used within refineries?
With increasingly stricter environmental regulations which mandate lower emissions, dampers are used by companies within the oil/gas and petrochemical sector in a variety of circumstances, from offshore drilling rigs to gas compression systems. Refineries transport streams of fluids between chemical processing units which can create chemical emissions and odors. Kelair’s custom industrial dampers are designed and engineered to exceed even the highest safety requirements, and directly address challenges for optimal performance.
The dampers used within oil refineries and petrochemical plants must be designed and engineered in a way that helps companies maintain their desired environmental conditions and pressurization between hazardous and non-hazardous areas. Dampers are used to dilute and remove potentially dangerous concentrations of toxic gases, filter dust and other chemical contaminants, while also isolating and controlling ventilation in case of an emergency.
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Butterfly dampers used by Kelair have the simplest design and the fastest turnaround. They are the economical choice for applications ranging from light duty to heavy duty and low temperature to high temperature.
Kelair's Louver Dampers are applicable for both light, and heavy-duty industrial ventilation for high volume flow control, and isolation applications. This damper modulates the flow of air and gas in dry or wet conditions or can shut them off altogether.
Slide Gate / Guillotine Dampers
These types of slide gate or guillotine dampers are used primarily as shut off devices. Kelair's rugged, heavy duty designs are available round or square with sizes from 4" up to 96" making them an ideal solution for industrial applications.
Diverter & Tee Dampers
Diverter Dampers or Tee Dampers are used to redirect air stream from one outlet to another. These types of dampers are widely used in incineration systems to divert process air and gas to the incinerator or by-pass to the atmosphere.
Kelair’s Refractory dampers are manufactured to withstand temperatures up to 1900 F in corrosive, particulate and/or process gas environments. This unique design helps reduce heat loss and provide erosion protection for the frame.
Inlet Vane Dampers
Inlet Vane Dampers work with fans and blowers to enhance their performance by controlling air volume and fan shut-off. Kelair’s design boasts no external linkage, eliminating pinch points and damage to the assembly.
Kelair’s Backdraft dampers are engineered to allow airflow in one direction and prevent reverse airflow. Backdraft dampers control airflow in ventilation systems either to modulate or to shut off moving air through a fan opening when it is turned off.
Stack Cap Dampers
Kelair's Stack Cap Dampers isolate the stack opening to prevent foreign material from entering and conserve warmth when the stack is shut down. The dampers deliver accurate airflow and isolation at high temperatures, reducing the stack effect.