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Title 49 Part 179 → Subpart F → §179.500-16

Title 49 → Subtitle B → Chapter I → Subchapter C → Part 179 → Subpart F → §179.500-16

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Title 49 Part 179 → Subpart F → §179.500-16

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Title 49Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 179Subpart F → §179.500-16


Title 49: Transportation
PART 179—SPECIFICATIONS FOR TANK CARS
Subpart F—Specification for Cryogenic Liquid Tank Car Tanks and Seamless Steel Tanks (Classes DOT-113 and 107A)


§179.500-16   Tests of pressure relief devices.

(a) Pressure relief valves shall be tested by air or gas before being put into service. Valve shall open at pressure not exceeding the marked test pressure of tank and shall be vapor-tight at 80 percent of the marked test pressure. These limiting pressures shall not be affected by any auxiliary closure or other combination.

(b) For pressure relief devices that incorporate a rupture disc, samples of the discs used shall burst at a pressure not exceeding the marked test pressure of tank and not less than 710 of marked test pressure.

[Amdt. 179-32, 48 FR 27708, June 16, 1983, as amended at 66 FR 45391, Aug. 28, 2001]


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