Doc. 24/18Vacuum Insulated Cryogenic Storage Tank Systems Pressure Protection Devices

This publication provides recommendations for pressure protection devices for static cryogenic vacuum insulated storage tanks used in the industrial gas industry. The principles of protection are identified, and the requirements of the protection devices are defined. A variety of devices are available to meet these requirements and each of these is considered from the point of view of design, construction, installation and periodic inspection and testing.

The publication may also be used as a guide for non-vacuum insulated storage tanks, for example for the carbon dioxide and other cryogenic liquids including helium.

The publication is intended for all those involved in the design, installation and maintenance of pressure protection systems for static vacuum insulated storage tanks.