The Design of Test Equipment for Safety and Safety-Relief Valves

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P. R. Sievert

Allied Valve Industries, Inc., Chicago, IL 60622

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 115(2), 147-155 (May 01, 1993) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929509 History: Received October 09, 1991; Revised January 15, 1993; Online June 17, 2008


A design method for safety and safety-relief valve test equipment is presented which is applicable to compressible media. A test stand pressure vessel is sized for an assumed ideal valve operation. In this way, a minimum size is determined which will allow the measured safety valve performance to be characteristic of the valve and not the test equipment.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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