This part of the Pressure Relief Device Standards presents the minimum requirements recommended by CGA for pressure relief devices (PRDs) being used on compressed gas storage containers constructed in accordance with the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code or the equivalent.
It is recommended that containers use PRDs that meet the applicable requirements of the edition of the ASME Code or other applicable regulations, codes, standards, or specifications in effect at the time of manufacture. The container PRDs shall also meet the requirements of this standard, except containers for liquefied petroleum gas and anhydrous ammonia shall use PRDs meeting the applicable requirements of the following two standards:
• NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code; and
• CGA G-2.1, Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia (an American National Standard).
A number of states and cities have pressure vessel laws and regulations that include requirements for PRDs. Manufacturers and users are cautioned that in some instances the relief devices recommended in this standard might not be acceptable unless special permission is obtained from the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
The purpose of this standard is to complement the requirements of various regulations, codes, standards, or specifications applicable to storage containers for compressed gases. In case of conflict, the requirements of the regulations, codes, standards, or specifications of the AHJ over such containers shall apply. It is recommended that containers fabricated after December 31, 1995, use PRDs that meet the requirements of this edition of CGA S-1.3.