Safety valve, also called spring safety or safety device, made of stainless steel, brass or cast iron for water and liquids, air and technical gases and steam.
Applications safety valve:
- Compressor (also with certificates)
- Heating and cooling application
- Process installation
A safety valve is often confused with an overpressure valve / overflow valve.
See the difference between a safety valve and an overpressure valve here.
What is a safety valve?
Definition of a safety valve according to DIN EN ISO 4126-1 (last resort to prevent an explosion due to overpressure)
A safety valve is a valve that can automatically, without the help of any other than that of the fluid involved, discharge an amount of liquid to prevent a predetermined safe pressure from being exceeded, and that is designed to close and prevent further flow of fluid after recovery from normal pressure.