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Thread: Relief valves

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    Relief valves



    Not sure if asked before, but what methods & types of relief valves are installed on refrigerant side thermosyphon oil coolers, oil drain pots, pumped liquid lines.
    Do you vent to atmosphere, internally.
    Mare reliefs designed for liquid.

    Thanks



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    Re: Relief valves

    On our systems we vent internally.
    -Oil drain pots we use danfoss OFV 25 as a vent back to the LP drum during heating operation
    there is also a Ermeto RHD 12L (5 bar cracking pressure) that vents back to the LP drum
    http://www.parker.com/parkerimages/e...VALVES/RHD.pdf

    We use this RHD on all lines where there is a danger of trapping cold liquid.

    The thermosyphon, last one I remember was protected by the SFV on the receiver as there was isolating valves only on the liquid line, and no isolating valve on the return line back to the top of the receiver.

    if there had been valves on both lines, I would have preferred to use a danfoss OFV type valve back to the receiver.
    -Cheers-

    Tycho

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    Re: Relief valves

    Thanks Tycho,
    With OFV valves do you somehow lock or tag valve so it can’t be closed?
    With thermosyphon, if you empty 1 you have to empty all.
    We recently had one where tube failed on S&T, leaking refrigerant into oil system when off, unusual, but possible.

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