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[C-14] Procedures for Fire Testing of DOT Cylinder Pressure Relief Device Systems


This publication provides procedures for fire testing of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) cylinder pressure relief device (PRD) systems.

This publication defines test equipment and procedures that are applicable for fire testing cylinder systems having water capacities of 1000 lb (454 kg) or less and provides sufficient test data to verify the capability of the cylinder system to prevent rupture of a normally charged cylinder. For most cylinders, selection of the type and size of PRD required to safely discharge the contents of a cylinder can be achieved by the use of the information contained in CGA S-1.1.