Training Course

Pressure Relief Devices

By Philip A. Henry, Principal Engineer II, Risk-Based Inspection & Process Technology Team Leader at The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the basics of pressure relief devices (PRDs) for mechanical integrity professionals. Topics covered include a review of pertinent codes and standards for pressure relief, recognition of PRD installation issues, mitigation of deficiencies that cause pressure relief valve (PRV) instability, maintaining PRV reliability through best practices in inspection and testing, and finally, a discussion on procedures to prevent overpressure during maintenance.

This course includes:

  • 1.5 CPDs/PDHs (certificate provided upon completion)
  • Nearly 1.5 hours of on-demand video, including comprehension checks and an exam
  • Access for 90 days upon beginning the course
  • Slides are not available for this course

What You’ll Learn

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of PRDs
  • Identify the applicable codes, standards, and regulations concerning PRD design, installation, and inspection
  • Identify PRD installation deficiencies and provide mitigation suggestions
  • Understand the key elements of a good PRD inspection
  • Select an appropriate PRD testing interval or program
  • Ensure equipment maintains pressure protection during maintenance

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Understand the Basics
  3. Know the ASME Code Requirements
  4. Get Access to API PRS Standards
  5. Recognize PRD Installation Issues
  6. Mitigate Deficiencies That Cause PRV Instability
  7. Maintain PRV Reliability Through Best Practice Inspection and Testing
  8. Ensure Procedures Exist to Prevent Overpressure During Maintenance
  9. Conclusion


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