5.3102.3 Boiler—Pressure and Temperature Relief Valve—Hot Water Boilers

Topic: 
Hydronic Heating (Hot Water and Steam)
Subtopic: 
Equipment Installation
Desired Outcome: 
Pressure and temperature relief valve properly installed
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3102.3a
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

5.3102.3b
Assessment

Available plans will be reviewed to assess system design and intent (e.g., total relief capacity in water volume and the pressure rating of the valve required for code compliance)

Ensure specified valve meets relief requirements of the system and is not grossly overrated for the system

5.3102.3c
Install valves

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

Properly install pressure and temperature relief valves

5.3102.3d
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 local code and manufacturer's requirements

Discharge valve to a safe location

5.3102.3e
Verification

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

Ensure valve discharges and reseats at specified pressure and temperature

5.3102.3f
Education

Completed work will be reviewed with the building/property management team and operations staff

Building/property management team and operations staff 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