5.3102.20 Boiler—Pressure Relief Safety Valve—Steam Boilers Certified

Topic: 
Hydronic Heating (Hot Water and Steam)
Subtopic: 
Equipment Installation
Desired Outcome: 
Pressure relief valve properly installed
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3102.20a
Check for presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs)

Potential ACMs will be handled in accordance with SWS 2.0110.2 Potential Asbestos-Containing Materials

Ensure a safe work environment

5.3102.20b
Assessment

Available plans will be reviewed to assess system design and intent (e.g., total relief capacity in steam volume and number of valves required for code compliance)

Ensure specified valve meets relief requirements of the system

5.3102.20c
Install valves

Pressure relief valves will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and in compliance with local codes

Properly install pressure relief valves

5.3102.20d
Discharge tube

Discharge tube will be in place, intact, and installed as sized

Discharge tube will be the same size as pressure relief valve outlet

Discharge tube will be properly secured to prevent damage

Discharge tube termination will be in accordance with applicable codes

Ensure valve discharges to a safe location

5.3102.20e
Verification

Visually confirm the pressure temperature valve is rated per manufacturer's recommendation or per local code

Ensure valve discharges and reseats at specified pressure

5.3102.20f
Education

Completed work will be reviewed with the property manager

Property manager will be educated on the safe and efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item

Ensure building/property management team and operations staff is informed of the safe, efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item