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Category: Plant Basics
Question: What is a common cause of getting water, solvents, or other liquid into inert purge lines?
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Answer: One of the most common causes of this situation is the lack of a check valve at the point of use. If an inerting system is being used to charge a vessel containing a liquid, and the system contains no check valve, the vapors can make their way into the inert line and condense later.Although this seems like an obvious feature of such a system, it's omission is not uncommon.