relief valve

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relief valve

[ri′lēf ‚valv]
(mechanical engineering)
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relief valve

relief valves
A valve installed in a system to relieve pressure in excess of a preset limit by discharging a portion of the contents of the system.
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relief valve

relief valve
A typical oil pressure relief valve.
A pressure-control valve in any fluid system, which limits the pressure in the system by releasing it at a preset value. The pressure is not allowed to be built up above this preset figure.
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Cambrian Gas, of Sandycroft, near Queensferry, pleaded guilty to five counts covering the failure to meet statutory regulations in fitting the correct pressure release valves on some o its tanks and in meeting prohibition and improvement notices issued by the Health and Safety Executive.
The reluctance has, however, complicated somewhat the construction of short-term conditional forecasts of borrowed reserves, and it has also reduced the effectiveness of the discount window as a pressure release valve in the reserve market.
HIGH PERFORMANCE PREMIUM ROTOMOLDED COOLERS set a new standard for temperature retention with a combination of features including cam latch closures, pressure release valves, no-leak drain plug, refrigeration grade gasket and up to 3 inches of pressure-injected polyurethane insulation.

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