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Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using pressure relief valves?
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Answers:
Purchase the type of relief valve for the application of the vessel that the valve is installed. Example : air tank ( relief valve intended for air service) or hot water heating boiler (relief valve intended for hot water service) etc.
~Joseph T, Senior Boiler and Machinery Inspector, Florence, MS
Sizing a pressure relief valve to make sure of flow rates is vital before purchase, also Material spec is very important i.e carbon steel , stainless steel etc.
~Tony O D, Owner/Director of Valve Repair Company, Cork, IE
Buyers must not do search for what they may feel are equivalent to specified valve.
~Glenn M., Inspector, Greater Sudbury, Canada
Ensure spare parts availability and after sales services.
~Jose P, Pressure relief valve maintenance and calibration, DOHA, QATAR
Check relief flow capacity not just pressure setting.
~Bob C, Sr. Mgr Manuf Engr, Florence, US of A
Don't buy cheap, you get what you pay for.
~Jon F, Engineer, Grand Island, NE
Always use global spec
~Ramon P., Design Engineer, B.s.b., Brunei darussalam
Witness test
~Engineering, Design, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

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