Testing and Evaluating Pressure Regulator and Relief Valve Applications

Let’s close the week with peek into the labs where pressure regulator and relief valve testing is done.

Emerson-Regulator-LabIn this 4:21 second YouTube video, Emerson Lab Overview, the team managing the lines of regulator technologies provide a look at the test labs and share examples of testing performed. This testing on pressure regulators and relief valves helps to assure successful operation when the regulators are placed into service and to help troubleshoot conditions which may arise.

Some of the industries served with this flow, materials, and environmental testing and application evaluation includes natural gas distribution, oil & gas production, chemicals, refining and liquefied petroleum (LP) gas.

One example shared in the video was a producer wanting to validate a design change on a skid. The testing revealed that the pipe size was restricting flow to one of the relief valves. Further testing helped identify the correct pipe size to solve the need for increased capacity and improved production.

One other example shared was a process manufacturer that had internal corrosion develop on a pressure regulator. The parts were analyzed and a contaminant was discovered to be in the process fluid. As a result of this materials testing, the materials in the regulators were changed.

Watch the video to see several other examples shared and how you can contact your local office to arrange a tour or testing in one of the seven global labs.

You can also connect and interact with other pressure regulator and relief valve experts in the Regulators group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.