Air pressure release valves are designed to protect the components of your air pressurized system. They come in all sizes and applications so it's difficult to choose the right one.
With all the types of pressure release valves, it's important to get the exact type of valve for your application. You need to know the main types of pressure release valves when you choose one to match your needs:
- Relief valves release the pressure slowly and are used for liquids.
- Safety valves quickly release pressure and are commonly used for gas systems.
- Safety relief valves are used for both gas and liquids.
Identify the pressure release valves you needYou'll use vastly different items for air compressor pressure release valves than for a hydraulic pressure release valve application. To be sure you are looking for the right manufacturer and supplier, you need to narrow your focus on what type of valve you need.
Get the right pressure release valve supplier to meet both your valve and part requirementsMany companies specialize in valve supply only, but if you'd like to use one supplier for all your system's needs, many suppliers have a comprehensive catalog to supply all specialty parts for your system. You'll find things like pumps, valves and pump accessories all at one supplier if you know where to look.
Check the specs on your pressure release valveWhen you have narrowed down a type of valve to a couple of different options, check the spec sheet of each one to see things like PSI ranges, fluid temperature ranges and power usage. Each of these things is important when selecting the perfect pressure release valve for your application.
- Contact the supplier by phone and you can sometimes save lost of spec search time, if you get a knowledgeable sales person. Ask for the release valves sales agent when you call.