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Pressure release valves are incorporated into highly pressurized systems to prevent catastrophic equipment failures. Pressurized systems use liquid or gas under high temperatures to power mechanical processes. The equipment through which the liquid or gas travels can only accommodate pressure up to a certain maximum threshold. Once the pressure in the system surpasses the threshold, the system will begin to break down, allowing liquid or gas to escape. Escaping liquid or gas can injure or kill workers, explode, or set the facility on fire.
Government regulations and the standards set by industry credentialing groups, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, require pressurized systems to employ pressure release valves. These valves are placed at strategic points in the system. If the pressure in the system exceeds a certain threshold, the value automatically releases. The open valve directs gas or liquid to another part of the system, instantly relieving the pressure in the main part of the system.
Pressure release valves usually direct the liquid or gas through auxiliary piping to a place where the liquid or gas can be disposed of properly. Once the pressure in the main system drops to a safe level, the valve closes. Read more about pressure release valves from the links on this Business.com page.