Re-settable Emergency Block Valve (R-EBV) Solution for Oil Refineries and Chemical Plants

By: | October 3rd, 2016


Emergency block valves are critical in isolating flammable and toxic media, but once installed they can become an afterthought.

However, when the time comes for them to be used, the following questions become essential:

Will the valves perform as expected or will they be frozen in place due to lack of maintenance? 

If they are operational, are they easy to maintain?

In the event the valves were installed long ago, are parts still available?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, BI-TORQ Valve Automation’s new R-EBV is the answer.

The R-EBV from BI-TORQ is a re-settable emergency block valve designed to isolate tanks and piping systems containing flammable liquids or gasses.

Developed specifically for refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities that deal with flammable or toxic media, the R-EBV’s modular design and small footprint make it easy for one person to operate/test and maintain each assembly as part of a quarterly or annual maintenance program.

However, what really sets the R-EBV apart is its ability to provide automatic closure three ways:

  1. Localized heat from a fire
  2. A remote electric signal
  3. By push button control

Three different closure options ensure that no matter what the situation, the R-EBV can shut down a piping system or tank when required.

As demonstrated above, R-EBV’s versatility and customizable components ensure that the units will be the standard in the emergency block valve market for decades to come.

To find out more about this product, including applications and how to specify an R-EBV, please fill out the form below:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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