Safety relief valves

Safety relief valves are key assets in any process plant that operates under pressure. Acting as a 'last resort', these fully mechanical devices are designed to operate if an over-pressure situation occurs. They therefore safeguard the plant and help guarantee production, but, more importantly, protect the plant's most valuable asset, its workforce.
This special interest box has been designed to provide an introduction to safety relief valves. A number of technical papers are provided, giving an overview of basic design types, codes, testing, etc, as well as addressing topical problems such as the influence of back pressures and safety valve noise.
For advice on selection and installation links have been provided to application guides, whilst information on standards can be accessed via the Standards section. Finally, please feel free to visit our Buyer'sGuide+Online and Press Room, for details about suppliers of safety relief valves.
Comments on or input for this section is warmly welcomed, and can be sent to safetyvalves@kci-world.com.

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