Steam Relief Valve Testing - Boiling Point

Rick Walker and Ritchie Ware take you through the necessary steps to test a boiler pressure relief valve and how to make sure it is operating within the 3% +/- ASME standards. See them demonstrate testing a relief valve at their test station. It is recommended to test your relief valves every 6 months to ensure all the equipment is operating and calibrated for accuracy and efficiency.

Rick talks about why he always wants two pressure gauges on his equipment and the right procedure for testing boiler pressure relief valves. He discusses how thermodynamics may cause the relief valve to raise at different pressure points and measures you can take to improve your testing accuracy.

When you are testing you should also be listening for a good clean pop of the relief valve and there should be no audible simmer or chatter. The relief valve should lift at a precise pressure and lower at a precise pressure. Watch this video to see how it is done right.

Whether the relief valve is on your Rental Boiler or on an existing system, Relief Valves are the last defense in keeping your Steam System safe.

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