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API STD 527

Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 July 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 13
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This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated designs.

The maximum acceptable leakage rates are defined for pressure relief valves with set pressures from 103 kPa gauge (15 psig) to 41,400 kPa gauge (6000 psig). If greater seat tightness is required, the purchaser shall specify it in the purchase order.

The test medium for determining the seat tightness-air, steam, or water-shall be the same as that used for determining the set pressure of the valve.

For dual-service valves, the test medium-air, steam, or water-shall be the same as the primary relieving medium.

To ensure safety, the procedures outlined in this standard shall be performed by persons experienced in the use and functions of pressure relief valves.

CAUTION - When looking for leakage, the observer shall use a mirror or some other indirect means of observation so that the observer's face is not in line with the outlet of the valve, in case the valve accidentally pops.

Document History

API STD 527
July 1, 2020
Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated designs. The maximum...
November 1, 2014
Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated designs. The maximum...
July 1, 1991
Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated designs. The maximum...
January 1, 1991
Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
SECTION 1--SCOPE This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated...
January 1, 1991
Seat Tightness of Pressure Relief Valves
This standard describes methods of determining the seat tightness of metal- and soft-seated pressure relief valves, including those of conventional, bellows, and pilot-operated designs. The maximum...
September 1, 1964
COMMERCIAL SEAT TIGHTNESS OF SAFETY RELIEF VALVES WITH METAL-TO-METAL SEATS
This standard describes a method of determining seat tightness of safety relief valves as covered in API Standard 526: Flanged Steel Safety Relief Valves for Use in Petroleum Refineries. The maximum...

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