Gas storage balloons, also known as gas holder balloons, gas bags or gas recovery membranes, are flexible, inflatable bladders used for industrial purposes. They often serve as an intermediate storage solution for the economical collection or storage of gases such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium or other inert gases. These flexible containers (tanks) are used, for example, in breweries, technical universities and research institutes, and in special recycling processes.
Spherical or cylindrical shapes are available as standard, in volumes from 0,5 – 7.500 m³ (1.64 – 24,600 cuft)
Special customer-specific designs can be manufactured in all sizes.
Any gas which does not attack the surface of the GAS STORAGE BALLOON can be stored, e.g. helium, krypton, neon, xenon, argon, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, etc.
The material used in the manufacture of GAS STORAGE BALLOONS is suitable for the storage of gases that are used in the food industry.
It is possible to manufacture the fabric of the GAS STORAGE BALLOON with an electrostatically conductive surface so that even hydrogen can be stored
Depending on the nature of the fabric, the leakage rate for helium is between 1l ( 0.04 cuft) and 1,5l (0.53 cuft) per m² (10.76 sqft) of surface area in 24 hours. The leakage rate for other gases can be up to 50 times higher.
The GAS STORAGE BALLOON can be installed suspended in a tubular frame, anywhere in a building. It can occupy the entire volume of a room.
Many different types of fittings are used. The diameters are selected according to the particular requirements of the customer.
The GAS STORAGE BALLOON is normally provided with one fitting for inflation and one for deflation. In the case of condensation in the GAS STORAGE BALLOON, a separate condensate outlet device can be installed.
The fittings can be installed anywhere on the GAS STORAGE BALLOON, depending on the requirements imposed by any existing tubular frame at the customer’s site.
The gas level can be checked by means of Bowden cables, ultrasound sensors and infrared sensors.