Today on The Boiling Point, we talk with Rick Walker in the Valve Shop about how a relief valve works. Rick, a valve professional, explains that these giant valves for boilers and air receivers work on spring force. When the valve is in service and the pressure inside equals the spring force, simmer will occur, which is an opening up of the valve that diverts pressure. This process is accomplished with the assistance of performance rings. When the rings are not positioned properly, malfunctioning can occur in your valve.
Watch below to find out how springs and manual lifting levers also play a big part in the proper functioning of your valve and how often you should perform Manual Lifting and Set Pressure Tests for optimal valve functioning. We will also show you how to properly assemble the parts inside your valve.
Once you have taken in the details of how to get your valves functioning, get ready! The next Boiling Point episode will continue with this same theme, and Rick will show us how the valves actually work and are tested for efficiency. Thanks for tuning into another edition of Boiling Point!