A safety relief valve is designed to protect the pressurized system to which it is connected, and it should also protect personnel and other equipment in the event of system failure. Proper installation, maintenance and operation of pressure relief valves are critical in an overpressure event. Excessive actuation of a pressure relief valve may indicate a problem with the operation or design of the system.
Our recommendations are general and based upon standard industry practices. It is the responsibility of owners and users to assure that these guidelines are followed, in addition to meeting all applicable ASME codes, military specifications, and local jurisdictional requirements.