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Pressure Relief Device

Pressure Relief Valve – Term used to describe relief device on liquid filled vessel. For such of
valve, opening is proportionally increased in vessel pressure. Hence opening valve is not
sudden, but gradually if the pressure gradually increase.

Pressure Safety Valve – Term used to describe relief device on compressible fluid or gas
filled vessel. For such a valve the opening is sudden. When the set pressure of the valve is
reached, the valves open almost full.

Rupture Disk vs PSV