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PRV Set Point Accuracy ASME NRC Pump & Valve Symposium July 2008 Presenter: Chad Dupill

PRV Set Point Accuracy

PRV Set Point Accuracy ASME NRC Pump & Valve Symposium July 2008 Presenter: Chad Dupill

ASME NRC Pump & Valve Symposium July 2008

Presenter: Chad Dupill

PRV Set Point Accuracy ASME NRC Pump & Valve Symposium July 2008 Presenter: Chad Dupill

ReferencesReferences

TheThe AmericanAmerican SocietySociety ofof MechanicalMechanical EngineersEngineers (ASME)(ASME) PressurePressure ReliefRelief DevicesDevices PerformancePerformance TestTest CodeCode 2525--20012001 (PTC(PTC 2525--2001)2001) TheThe NationalNational BoardBoard InspectionInspection CodeCode (NBIC)(NBIC) PlantPlant testimonialstestimonials

–– AA specialspecial thanksthanks toto J.J. AltonAlton CoxCox (Vice(Vice Chairman,Chairman, NBICNBIC SubSub--GroupGroup PressurePressure ReliefRelief Devices)Devices) forfor hishis contributionscontributions inin guidance,guidance, andand experience.experience.

Devices)Devices) forfor hishis contributionscontributions inin guidance,guidance, andand experience.experience.

DefinitionsDefinitions

DefinitionsDefinitions

NOTE:NOTE: ForFor thethe purposepurpose ofof thisthis paperpaper wewe areare goinggoing toto definedefine thethe followingfollowing aass::

HighHigh VoVolumelume testestt benchbench PRVPRV TestTest devicedevice withwith atat aa minimumminimum capaccapaciityty vovolumelume ofof 2828 LiterLiter [[11

20012001

cubiccubic foot]foot] testtest vesvessselel andand aa miniminimummum pipingpiping (between(between thethe TestTest VVesselessel andand thethe TestTest ConnectioConnectionn forfor thethe ValveValve beingbeing testestted)ed) diameterdiameter ofof 55 cmcm [2[2 inches].inches]. LowLow VoVolumelume testtest benchbench PRVPRV TestTest devicedevice withwith aa testtest vesselvessel lelessss thanthan 2828 LiterLiter [1[1 cubiccubic feet]feet] andand

aa pipingpiping diameterdiameter (between(between tthhee TTeestst VesselVessel andand tthhee TesTestt ConConnnectectiionon forfor ththee ValveValve beingbeing tested)tested) ofof lessless thanthan 55 cmcm [2[2 inches].inches]. SetSet PressurePressure TheThe valuevalue ofof increasingincreasing inletinlet staticstatic pressurepressure atat whichwhich aa pressupressurere relierelieff devicedevice

didispspllaayyss oonnee ofof thethe operationaloperational charcharacteristicsacteristics asas defdefiinedned underunder openingopening pressure,pressure, poppingpopping pressure,pressure, startstart--toto--leleakak pressure,pressure, burstburst pressure,pressure, oror breakingbreaking pressure.pressure. (T(Thehe appliapplicablecable operatingoperating charactericharacteristicstic forfor aa specspeciifficic ddeevviicece designdesign isis specspecifiedified byby thethe devicedevice manufacmanufacturer.)turer.) PTCPTC 2525--20012001 OpeningOpening PressurePressure TheThe valuevalue ofof increasingincreasing inletinlet ssttataticic pprressureessure ofof aa PRVPRV atat whichwhich tthhereere isis aa

measurablemeasurable lift,lift, oror atat whichwhich thethe dischargedischarge becomesbecomes continuouscontinuous asas determineddetermined byby seeing,seeing, feeling,feeling, oror hearing.hearing. (For(For liqliquiduid ServicService)e) PTCPTC 2525--20012001 PPooppippingng PPrressureessure TheThe valuevalue ofof increasingincreasing inletinlet ssttaticatic pprressureessure atat whichwhich thethe disdiskk momovesves inin thethe

openingopening directiondirection atat aa ffaasterster raterate asas cocomparedmpared withwith correspondincorrespondingg movementmovement atat higherhigher oror lowerlower pressures.pressures. PTCPTC 2525--20012001 StartStart--toto--LeakLeak PressurePressure TheThe valuevalue ofof increasingincreasing inletinlet staticstatic pressurepressure atat whichwhich thethe firsfirstt bubblebubble

occursoccurs wwhhenen aa PRVPRV isis testedtested byby meansmeans ofof airair uunnderder aa specifiedspecified wawaterter sealseal onon thethe outlet.outlet. PTCPTC 2525--

ChatterChatter abnormalabnormal rapidrapid recreciiprocatingprocating motionmotion ofof momovablevable partsparts ofof aa presspressureure rreelieflief valvevalve inin

whichwhich thethe diskdisk contactscontacts thethe seat.seat. PTCPTC 2525--20012001 FirstFirst SteadySteady StreamStream SetSet pressurepressure forfor liquidliquid ServiceService PrPressureessure ReliefRelief Valves.Valves. WhenWhen ggravityravity

overcomesovercomes cohesiocohesionn thethe waterwater dropsdrops straightstraight offoff thethe PressurePressure RelReliieeff VVaallvvee outlet;outlet; anan observabobservable,le, repeatabrepeatabllee Phenomenon.Phenomenon. NBNB 1818 CohesionCohesion thethe attractattractiionon ofof lliikkee momoleclecuulesles

Note:Note: ForFor thethe purposespurposes ooff thisthis ppaaperper TestTest Bench,Bench, TestTest Device,Device, TTestest Stand,Stand, and/orand/or TestTest UnitUnit areare interchaninterchanggeable.eable.

IntroductionIntroduction

TestingTesting methodsmethods andand devicesdevices varyvary widelywidely withinwithin thethe industryindustry whenwhen testingtesting forfor thethe setset pointpoint ofof PressurePressure ReliefRelief Valves.Valves. TestingTesting devicesdevices withinwithin NuclearNuclear PlantsPlants rangerange from:from:

–– ShopShop builtbuilt devicesdevices –– HandHand PumpsPumps –– ManufacturerManufacturer builtbuilt testtest devicesdevices –– OthersOthers

–– HandHand PumpsPumps –– ManufacturerManufacturer builtbuilt testtest devicesdevices –– OthersOthers

PurposePurpose

ToTo discussdiscuss somesome ofof thethe differentdifferent designdesign characteristicscharacteristics andand howhow thosethose designdesign characteristicscharacteristics cancan affectaffect youryour setset pointpoint whenwhen testingtesting forfor thethe setset pointpoint ofof PressurePressure ReliefRelief ValvesValves inin bothboth gasgas andand liquidliquid service.service.

pointpoint ofof PressurePressure ReliefRelief ValvesValves inin bothboth gasgas andand liquidliquid service.service.

OverviewOverview

Importance of following NBIC and ASME PTC-25-2001 recommendations on Internal Contours of Fittings, Adapter’s, and Reducers between Test Vessel and Test Device RecommendedRecommended VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity

–– PRVPRV SeatSeat AlignmentAlignment

AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity –– PRVPRV SeatSeat AlignmentAlignment AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

InternalInternal ContoursContours ofof Fittings,Fittings, AdapterAdapters,s, andand ReducersReducers betweenbetween TestTest VesselVessel andand TestTest DeviceDevice

ASMEASME PTCPTC 2525--20200011 statesstates thatthat ““TheThe pressurepressure reliefrelief devicedevice toto bebe testedtested shallshall bebe installedinstalled onon aa testtest vesselvessel withwith adapteradapter fittingsfittings (flanged,(flanged, screwed,screwed, welded,welded, etc.).etc.).”” TheThe NBICNBIC alsoalso statesstates thatthat ““anyany interveningintervening pipingpiping betweenbetween thethe testtest vesselvessel andand thethe pressurepressure reliefrelief valvevalve shouldshould bebe asas shortshort andand strastraightight asas possiblepossible andand bebe ofof adequateadequate ssizeize toto minimizeminimize inletinlet pressurepressure drop.drop.”” ASMEASME PTCPTC 2525--20012001 goesgoes onon toto statestate tthhatat ““OtherOther adapteradapter fittingsfittings maymay bebe usedused providedprovided thethe accuracyaccuracy ofof thethe testtest isis notnot affectedaffected ”” ASMEASME PTCPTC 2525--20012001 andand thethe NBICNBIC recommendrecommend thatthat whenwhen testingtesting aa PRVPRV onon aa testtest benchbench thethe piping,piping, adapters,adapters, andand fittingsfittings leadingleading uupp toto thethe testtest valvevalve needneed bebe takentaken intointo accountaccount inin orderorder toto minimizeminimize tthehe pressurepressure dropdrop asas wellwell asas minimizeminimize thethe affectaffect ofof flowflow turbulenceturbulence onon thethe finalfinal testtest results.results.

thethe affectaffect ofof flowflow turbulenceturbulence onon thethe finalfinal testtest results.results.

PTCPTC 2525--20012001 RecommendedRecommended InternalInternal ContoursContours ofof fittings,fittings, adapters,adapters, andand reducersreducers

Internal Internal Contours Contours of of fittings, fittings, adapters, adapters, and and reducers reducers
Internal Internal Contours Contours of of fittings, fittings, adapters, adapters, and and reducers reducers

PTCPTC 2525--20012001 RecommendedRecommended ArrangementsArrangements forfor TestingTesting ValvesValves withwith IncompressibleIncompressible fluidsfluids

Arrangements for for Testing Testing Valves Valves with with Incompressible Incompressible fluids fluids
Arrangements for for Testing Testing Valves Valves with with Incompressible Incompressible fluids fluids
Tapered Inlet Adaptor Test Plate
Tapered Inlet
Adaptor
Test Plate
Sharp Corner Adaptor Test Plate
Sharp Corner
Adaptor
Test Plate
Tapered Inlet Adaptor Test Plate Sharp Corner Adaptor Test Plate
Sharp Corner on Inlet may cause turbulence in flow path and result in poor performance
Sharp Corner on Inlet may
cause turbulence in flow
path and result in poor
performance from SRV
including Flutter or Chatter.
Sharp
Corner
Test Plate
Air Flow
in flow path and result in poor performance from SRV including Flutter or Chatter. Sharp Corner
Radius on Inlet eliminates turbulence in flow path and results in consistent performance from SRV
Radius on Inlet eliminates
turbulence in flow path and
results in consistent
performance from SRV
without Flutter or Chatter.
Tapered
Inlet
Test Plate
Air
Flow
path and results in consistent performance from SRV without Flutter or Chatter. Tapered Inlet Test Plate

RecommendedRecommended VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity

TestTest vessels,vessels, pipingpiping size,size, andand thethe sizesize ofof testtest portport varyvary toto aa largelarge degreedegree

–– DeLucaDeLuca TestTest standardstandard modelmodel testtest benchesbenches areare offeredoffered withwith 5656 LiterLiter [2[2 cubiccubic foot]foot] stainlessstainless ssteelteel testtest vessel,vessel, 7.67.6 cmcm [3[3 inchinch]] pipingpiping andand testtest portport –– wellwell knownknown TestTest benchbench manufacturermanufacturer’’ss PRVPRV testtest benchesbenches isis offeredoffered standardstandard withwith aa 44 literliter [less[less thanthan .2.2 cubiccubic feet],feet], 1.31.3 ccmm [[½½ inchinch piping]piping] andand testtest portport

[less[less thanthan .2.2 cubiccubic feet],feet], 1.31.3 cc mm [[½½ inchinch piping]piping] andand testtest portport

RecommendedRecommended VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity

TheThe sizesize ofof thethe vessel,vessel, piping,piping, andand testtest portport affectsaffects thethe volumevolume thatthat thethe testtest benchbench hashas thethe capabilitycapability toto actact onon thethe valvevalve whichwhich cancan affectaffect thethe resultsresults ofof thethe test.test.

–– maymay affectaffect thethe resultsresults ofof thethe testtest specificallyspecifically whenwhen conductingconducting liquidliquid serviceservice PRVPRV testtest’’ss andand possiblypossibly damagedamage thethe PRVPRV seatseat byby inducinginducing chatterchatter whenwhen testingtesting withwith air.air.

damagedamage thethe PRVPRV seatseat byby inducinginducing chatterchatter whenwhen testingtesting withwith air.air.

RecommendedRecommended VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity

LiquidLiquid ServiceService PRVPRV TestTest

–– VisuallyVisually determiningdetermining whenwhen youyou havehave achievedachieved aa firstfirst steadysteady streamstream –– IfIf thethe testtest benchbench beingbeing utilizedutilized doesdoes notnot havehave sufficientsufficient volumevolume itit cancan bebe difficultdifficult forfor tthhee operatoroperator toto determinedetermine whenwhen theythey areare actuallyactually achievingachieving setset pressure.pressure. –– itit cancan bebe veryvery difficult,difficult, onon aa lowlow volumevolume testtest bench,bench, toto differentiatedifferentiate betweenbetween aa ““PrePre--leakleak”” wherewhere cohesioncohesion causescauses thethe waterwater toto curvecurve backback towardtoward thethe PRVPRV inletinlet (which(which isis notnot thethe PRVPRV openingopening pressure)pressure) andand aa firstfirst steadysteady stream.stream.

(which(which isis notnot thethe PRVPRV openingopening pressure)pressure) andand aa firstfirst steadysteady stream.stream.

LiquidLiquid ServiceService PRVPRV TestingTesting

*It*It isis necessarynecessary toto havehave sufficientsufficient volumevolume andand flowflow ppaathth toto accuaccuratelyrately performperform liquidliquid serviceservice PRVPRV TeTestingsting ““FirstFirst SteadySteady StreamStream””

LIQUID SERVICE PRV

Preleak
Preleak

OUTLET

PIPE NIPPLE

When Gravity overcomes Cohesion, the Water drops Straight off the PRV outlet. This is Set Pressure. It is an observable, repeatable Phenomenon.

INLET

Straight off the PRV outlet. This is Set Pressure. It is an observable, repeatable Phenomenon. INLET

Opening Pressure

Straight off the PRV outlet. This is Set Pressure. It is an observable, repeatable Phenomenon. INLET

RecommendedRecommended VolumeVolume CapacityCapacity

TestimonialsTestimonials

–– RichRich Booth,Booth, withwith VermontVermont Yankee,Yankee, hashas experienceexperience withwith bothboth LowLow anandd HighHigh volumevolume testtest bencbencheshes andand statedstated that:that:

““AccuracyAccuracy andand repeatabilityrepeatability ooff newnew reliefrelief valvevalve testtest equipmentequipment (H(Highigh VolumVolumee)) exceedsexceeds thethe capabilitiescapabilities ofof thethe oldold equipmentequipment (low(low volumvolumee tteestst unit).unit). AA threethree (3)(3) inchinch testtest benchbench portport andand accumulatoraccumulator nownow proprovidesvides thethe volumevolume toto controlcontrol reliefrelief valvevalve liliftft atat setset pointpoint moremore accuratelyaccurately veversusrsus thethe prpreviousevious recreciiprocatingprocating pumppump testtest bencbenchh aanndd 3/83/8 incinchh tube.tube. TheThe llowow volumevolume testtest benchbench couldcould inin somesome instancesinstances onlyonly ““burpburp”” thethe vavalvlvee beforbeforee droppingdropping belowbelow thethe liftlift point.point. DeterminationDetermination ofof manufacturermanufacturer’’ss setset pointspoints (i.e.(i.e. firstfirst steadysteady stream)stream) waswas subjective,subjective, sususcsceptibleeptible toto ininconsistconsisteencnciesies aanndd sosometimesmetimes notnot achievableachievable””

–– GaryGary CaudillCaudill withwith VCVC SummerSummer isis alsoalso aa strongstrong proponentproponent ooff highhigh vvolumeolume testing:testing:

HasHas sseeeenn improvedimproved rreessuultslts byby ususinging hishis highhigh volumevolume testtest bencbenchh (3(3 inchinch diametdiameterer pipingpiping alongalong wwiithth aa 44 cubiccubic footfoot StainleStainlessss StSteeleel testtest vveessessel)l) whenwhen comparedcompared toto thethe prpreviousevious methodmethod ofof testingtesting withwith aa lowlow volumevolume testestt bench.bench.

toto thethe prpreviousevious methodmethod ofof testingtesting withwith aa lowlow volumevolume testes tt bench.bench.

PRVPRV SeatSeat AlignmentAlignment

OneOne ofof thethe primaryprimary issuesissues withwith peperformancerformance withinwithin aa PRVPRV designdesign iiss SeatSeat alignmealignmenntt SeatSeat andand DiscDisc alignmentalignment isis criticalcritical forfor PRPRVV ppeerformancerformance OEMsOEMs routinelyroutinely employemploy radialradial surfacessurfaces calledcalled ““bearingbearing pointspoints”” AllowsAllows forfor movementmovement betweenbetween thethe discdisc andand thethe discdisc holderholder (commonly(commonly referredreferred toto asas ““discdisc rockrock””)) FollowingFollowing aa benchbench testtest oror systemsystem pressurepressure excursion,excursion, movementmovement allowsallows discdisc toto rere--alignalign withwith thethe nozzlenozzle uponupon reseatreseat formingforming aa tighttight sealseal LowLow VolumeVolume TestTest BenchesBenches dodo notnot generategenerate thethe liftinglifting forcesforces requiredrequired toto permitpermit thethe discdisc toto realignrealign uponupon closureclosure ConsequentlyConsequently resultresult inin aa leakingleaking PRVPRV PRVPRV maymay havehave comecome outout ofof thethe systemsystem tight,tight, butbut asas aa resultresult ofof aa lowlow volumevolume testtest bench,bench, thethe ““asas foundfound”” concondditionition isis ““leakingleaking belowbelow setset pointpoint””

““ asas foundfound ”” concondditionition isis ““ leakingleaking belowbelow setset point point ””

PRVPRV SeatSeat AlignmentAlignment

AltonAlton CoxCox (NBIC(NBIC SubSub--GroupGroup PressurePressure ReliefRelief Devices)Devices) recentlyrecently participatedparticipated inin aa liquidliquid testtest withwith anan ASMEASME ConsultantConsultant forfor aa ““UVUV”” CertificateCertificate HolderHolder whichwhich highlightshighlights thethe importanceimportance ofof volumevolume inin regardsregards toto PRVPRV seatseat alignment.alignment.

–– AltonAlton statedstated thatthat theythey ““hadhad toto gushgush aa liquidliquid PRVPRV …… toto getget itit toto stopstop leaking.leaking. WeWe hadhad 3131 dropsdrops perper minuteminute (allowable(allowable waswas 2.52.5 dpmdpm)) afterafter threethree successfulsuccessful lifts.lifts. ThenThen wewe gushedgushed thethe valvevalve (sent(sent intointo overpressure)overpressure) andand thethe PRVPRV hadhad zerozero dropsdrops afterafter that.that.””

intointo overpressure)overpressure) andand thethe PRVPRV hadhad zerozero dropsdrops afterafter that.that. ””

AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

TheThe ““AirAir BubbleBubble”” trappedtrapped inin thethe nozzlenozzle betweenbetween thethe discdisc andand thethe waterwater CausesCauses thethe firstfirst TestTest toto givegive anan inaccurateinaccurate readingreading TheThe trappedtrapped airair beneathbeneath thethe seatseat ofof aa PRPRVV ininstalledstalled onon aa testtest bebenchnch skewsskews thethe firstfirst ““AsAs FoundFound”” testtest Goal:Goal: UtilizeUtilize thethe firstfirst poppop asas anan actualactual documenteddocumented SetSet PointPoint ReadingReading EliminateEliminate thethe AirAir pocketpocket CompressedCompressed AirAir generatesgenerates aa ““burpburp”” ofof compressiblecompressible fluidfluid justjust aheadahead ofof thethe liquidliquid whichwhich followsfollows itit ououtt ofof thethe PRVPRV (Pre(Pre Conditioning)Conditioning) HasHas thethe effecteffect ofof yieldingyielding somethingsomething otherother thanthan aa steadysteady streamstream asas requiredrequired byby PTCPTC 2525 ““AsAs FoundFound”” setset pointpoint maymay bebe differentdifferent fromfrom expectedexpected

PTCPTC 2525 ““AsAs FoundFound”” setset pointpoint maymay bebe differentdifferent fromfrom expectedexpected
Liquid Liquid Test Test – – Trapped Trapped Air Air in in PRV PRV Nozzle

LiquidLiquid TestTest TrappedTrapped AirAir inin PRVPRV NozzleNozzle

Air compressed by liquid entering flow path will exhibit “pop” action on PRV initial lift
Air compressed by
liquid entering flow path
will exhibit “pop” action
on PRV initial lift

Liquid Test Media

Test Plate

compressed by liquid entering flow path will exhibit “pop” action on PRV initial lift Liquid Test
compressed by liquid entering flow path will exhibit “pop” action on PRV initial lift Liquid Test

AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

ThereThere areare aa couplecouple methodsmethods commonlycommonly usedused toto evacuateevacuate thethe compressedcompressed airair outout ofof thethe PRVPRV priorprior toto initiatinginitiating thethe test.test.

–– OneOne ofof thesethese methodsmethods isis toto literaliterallylly rotaterotate thethe entireentire valvevalve andand clampingclamping stationstation 180180 degreedegree’’ss inin orderorder toto allowallow thethe airair toto escape,escape, sometimessometimes referredreferred toto asas prepre--conditioningconditioning thethe valve.valve.

ThisThis methodmethod isis effectiveeffective butbut cancan bebe tedioustedious andand timetime consuming.consuming.

–– AnotherAnother methodmethod commonlycommonly usedused isis toto implementimplement aa tteestst plateplate adapteradapter withwith aa bleedbleed valvevalve thatthat isis placedplaced inin betweenbetween thethe testtest plateplate itselfitself andand thethe testtest valve.valve. OneOne thenthen wouldwould pressurizepressurize thethe systemsystem withwith thethe bleedbleed valvevalve openopen untiluntil allall ofof thethe airair isis evacuatevacuated.ed. AfterAfter allall airair isis evacuatedevacuated oneone wowoulduld thenthen closeclose thethe bleedbleed valvevalve andand initiateinitiate tthhee testest.t. –– DeLucaDeLuca incorporatesincorporates aa standardstandard airair evacuationevacuation tubetube designdesign developeddeveloped byby GaryGary CaudillCaudill atat VCVC SummerSummer

airair evacuationevacuation tubetube designdesign developeddeveloped byby GaryGary CaudillCaudill atat VCVC SummerSummer

MethodMethod 3:3:

AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

IncorporatesIncorporates aa standardstandard AirAir EvacuationEvacuation tubetube designdesign CompletelyCompletely eliminatingeliminating thethe airair pocketpocket SavesSaves timetime ValidatesValidates thethe firstfirst ““AsAs FoundFound”” testtest

*Gary Caudill developed idea of the Air Evacuation method currently used by DeLuca to validate the “As Found” Set Pressure Test

developed idea of the Air Evacuation method currently used by DeLuca to validate the “As Found”
Liquid Liquid Test Test Air Air Evacuation Evacuation Open Air Evacuation Valve, Insert Plastic Tube

LiquidLiquid TestTest AirAir EvacuationEvacuation

Open Air Evacuation Valve, Insert Plastic Tube

WaterClosefillsWatertest FillconnectionValve, Openand forcesBypassairValveout tube

Open J-Tube Vent and Water Fill Valve

When water flows out tube, remove tube, close air evac valve

Install Test PRV, Clamp in Position

NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY INSERT ¼” PLASTIC TUBE TUBE Valve Green Arrow

NITROGEN

SUPPLY

Fill

WATER

SUPPLY

NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY
NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY
NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY
NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY
NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY
NITROGEN SUPPLY Fill WA T ER SUPPLY INSERT ¼” PLASTIC TUBE TUBE Valve Green Arrow OPEN

INSERT ¼”

PLASTIC

TUBE

TUBE

Fill WA T ER SUPPLY INSERT ¼” PLASTIC TUBE TUBE Valve Green Arrow OPEN Red Arrow

Valve

Green Arrow OPEN Red Arrow CLOSE

REMOVE

PLASTIC

Fill WA T ER SUPPLY INSERT ¼” PLASTIC TUBE TUBE Valve Green Arrow OPEN Red Arrow

J-Tube

Vent

Water

Valve

Air Evac

ConclusionConclusion

TheThe NationalNational BoardBoard InspectionInspection CodeCode alongalong withwith TheThe ASMEASME PTCPTC 2525--20012001 provideprovide inputinput andand recommendationsrecommendations inin regardsregards toto benchbench testingtesting PressurePressure ReliefRelief ValvesValves andand givesgives aa basicbasic guideguide onon testtest benchbench layoutlayout andand characteristics.characteristics. AlthoughAlthough thesethese recommendationsrecommendations provideprovide aa basebase toto followfollow theythey cancan stillstill bebe openopen toto interpretation.interpretation. TheseThese interpretationsinterpretations willwill bebe evidentevident inin thethe differencesdifferences inin bothboth thethe designdesign’’ss andand capabilitiescapabilities ofof PRVPRV testtest benchesbenches foundfound throughoutthroughout thethe industry.industry. PRVPRV testtest benchbench usersusers shouldshould bebe atat leastleast awareaware ofof thesethese differencesdifferences andand thethe impactimpact theythey couldcould havehave onon thethe accuracyaccuracy ofof theirtheir setset pointpoint results.results.

impactimpact theythey couldcould havehave onon thethe accuracyaccuracy ofof theirtheir setset pointpoint results.results.

AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements

RichardRichard Booth,Booth, VermontVermont YankeeYankee GaryGary Caudill,Caudill, V.C.V.C. SummerSummer J.J. AltonAlton Cox,Cox, ViceVice Chairman,Chairman, NBICNBIC SubSub-- GroupGroup PressurePressure ReliefRelief DevicesDevices CurtCurt Dupill,Dupill, DupillDupill GroupGroup // DeLucaDeLuca TestTest EquipmentEquipment DeanDean Mathews,Mathews, DeLucaDeLuca TestTest EquipmentEquipment

// DeLucaDeLuca TestTest EquipmentEquipment DeanDean Mathews,Mathews, DeLucaDeLuca TestTest EquipmentEquipment
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