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A pressure relief valve is a safety device that relieves overpressure in a vessel or piping.

The
generic terms are pressure relief valves (PRV) or pressure safety valves (PSV). They are a
subset of pressure relieving devices (PRD). PRDs include pressure relieving devices that are not
valves, like vacuum breakers and rupture disks.

Main types of pressure relief valves include:

 Relief valve (RV) - an automatic system that relieves liquid pressure above a pre-set limit.
 Safety valve (SV) - an automatic system that relieves gas pressure above a pre-set limit
(e.g., safety valves on pressure cookers release pressure caused by steam expansion due to
the application of heat).
 Safety relief valve (SRV) - an automatic system that relieves gas and liquid pressure.
 Pilot operated safety relief valve (POSRV) - an automatic system that relieves pressure
from a remote command from a pilot on which the static pressure (from equipment to protect)
is connected.
 Low pressure safety valve (LPSV) - an automatic system that relieves low levels of gas
pressure.
 Vacuum pressure safety valve (VPSV) - an automatic system that relieves static pressure
on a gas. The pressure is small, negative and near the atmospheric pressure.
 Low and vacuum pressure safety valve (LVPSV) - an automatic system that relieves
static pressure on a gas. The pressure is small, negative or positive and near the
atmospheric pressure.
relief valve - a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens
automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level

Pressure relief valve: A valve that opens at a preset pressure to relieve excessive pressures within a
vessel or line. also called a relief valve,safety valve, or safety relief valve.

Safety Valve

1. an automatic valve that opens or closes when an abnormal condition occurs (e.g., a pressure
relief valve on a separator that opens if the pressure exceeds the set point, or the shutdown valve
at the wellhead that closes if the line pressure becomes too high or too low). 2. ...

Pressure relief valves are most commonly used with high pressure operating systems. Steam
boilers usually exceeed to higher pressure limitations of the equipment, which can be controlled
back with the help of pressure relief valves. The pressure relief valve is used after the reading of
the pressure observed from the pressure measuring instrument. Oil and gas fields employ the
pressure relief valves frequently during fuel extraction, processing and delivery.

Relief valve
-a valve that opens at maximum safe pressure andcloses again
upon return to normal operating conditions

A pressure relief valve is a safety device that relieves in case of overpressure in a vessel or piping. The

generic terms are pressure relief valve (PRV) or pressure safety valve (PSV).

Main types of pressure relief valves include:

 Relief valve (RV) automatic system that relief by static pressure on a liquid. It specifically open

proportionally with pressure increasing.

 Safety valve (SV) automatic system that relieve static pressure on a gas. It specifically opens

almost straight to full lift after a pop sound.

 Safety relief valve (SRV) automatic system that relief by static pressure on both gas and liquid.

 Pilot operated safety relief valve (POSRV) automatic system that relief by remote command from

a pilot on which the static pressure (from equipment to protect) is connected.

 Low pressure safety valve (LPSV) automatic system that relief by static pressure on a gas. The

pressure is small and near the atmospheric pressure.

 Vacuum pressure safety valve (VPSV) automatic system that relief by static pressure on a gas.

The pressure is small, negative and near the atmospheric pressure.


 Low and vacuum pressure safety valve (LVPSV) automatic system that relief by static pressure on

a gas. The pressure is small, negative or positive and near the atmospheric pressure.

RV, SV and SRV are spring operated (even said spring loaded). LPSV and VPSV are spring operated or

weight loaded.