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Pressure Relief Devices

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Handbook of Compressed Gases

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Almost all compressed gas containers in North America are fitted with pressure relief devices. A pressure relief device is a device that activates by pressure, temperature, or both to prevent pressure from rising above a predetermined maximum. Pressure relief devices prevent ruptures of normally charged cylinders when subjected to standard fire tests as required by Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) Part 173.34(d)), or the equivalent provision of CAN/CSA B340 as required by the regulations of Transport Canada (TC) [1, 2, 3].1

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Compressed Gas Association. (1999). Pressure Relief Devices. In: Handbook of Compressed Gases. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5285-7_8

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