Are blow off and bypass valves really that different?

Loud noises are troublesome to say the least. Not only are they distracting, but they can result in several health problems. We aim to prevent these issues by offering first rate silencers. Our team can provide you with the finest blow off silencer design there is or a model to suit almost any other need. With our help, you will have a much more pleasant experience while you are at work.

Something we often see is confusion about blow off and bypass valves. They may have similar names, but there are several differences between the two. What we are going to do is talk a little about both to help you understand them better.

Blow off valves

Traditionally, these devices vent 100% to the atmosphere. This is the source of the “pssssh” sound. You can find them in a huge array of systems in different facilities. For example, they are common on turbines and natural gas pipe lines. They work to rapidly reduce pressure to ensure a failure does not happen. Some operators also use them to keep operating conditions consistent.

The bypass valves

This valve design differs from the blow off one since it does not vent air to the atmosphere. Instead, it operates by redirecting part of the gas into an intake or reservoir. As a result, it can reduce the pressure. With this design, the pressure is considerably more consistent. It can also avoid the noise of venting.

Speak to us if you need a blow off silencer

At Ventx, we know that our industrial silencers aren’t your normal everyday items. However, we work hard to ensure you have one that can solve your problems. Since we use acoustic modelling software, we can match our products to your facility. So, they can focus on your specific operations to provide silencing that works for you.

If you find yourself in need of a blow off silencer, feel free to speak to us. We can design a product for you that will protect your employees and anyone else near the vent. It will help to keep the noise under control.