Vertical and Horizontal Bladder Tanks Model VFT ASME Sec. VIII Div.1 - U-1A
The bladder tank together with ratio controllers, form a balanced pressure proportioning system used to mix water and firefighting foam concentrate together to produce an effective extinguishing medium. The bladder tank technology is a dependable and precise mixing method that is widespread in the fixed fire protection market. This method gives a stable water/foam ratio by adjusting automatically to the variable flow rate and pressure conditions that occur during system operation. This feature makes bladder tanks particularly suitable to fit multiple hazard systems, sprinkler systems and any other systems operating under variable, non-predictable flow and pressure conditions. The bladder tank is a carbon steel pressure vessel containing an elastomeric bladder between the water and foam concentrate. The bladder permits water pressure to be transferred to the foam concentrate without the two fluids mixing together.