In verifying PRV setpoints, it is important to distinguish if there is any differential (±) between the measured SP (Set Pressure) of a PRV when tested on water versus testing on other fluids such as Diesel Fuel or Lubricating Oil. It is also important to recognize the standard test medium used by the PRV industry for liquid service testing is water. SP testing with other fluids involves issues such as possible serious health and safety as well as equipment cross contamination.
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Volume Subject Area:Valves
Topics:Diesel, Lubricating oils, Pressure, Relief valves, Water, Testing, Fluids, Contamination, Health and safety
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