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    ASTM F1508 - 96(2021)

    Standard Specification for Angle Style, Pressure Relief Valves for Steam, Gas, and Liquid Services

    Active Standard ASTM F1508 | Developed by Subcommittee: F25.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.07

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    This specification covers spring-loaded, angle style, pressure relief valves for steam, gas, and liquid system applications. Pressure relief valves shall be of the following types and material grades: Type I, Grades A and B; Type II, Grades C and D; and Type III, Grades E and F. Hydrostatic shell test and set pressure, blowdown, and seat tightness test shall be performed to meet the specified requirements.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers spring-loaded, angle style, pressure relief valves for steam, gas, and liquid system applications (excluding boiler safety and hydraulic system relief valves).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A105/A105M Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings for Piping Applications

    A125 Specification for Steel Springs, Helical, Heat-Treated

    A182/A182M Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-Temperature Service

    A193/A193M Specification for Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications

    A194/A194M Specification for Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, and Stainless Steel Nuts for Bolts for High Pressure or High Temperature Service, or Both

    A216/A216M Specification for Steel Castings, Carbon, Suitable for Fusion Welding, for High-Temperature Service

    A217/A217M Specification for Steel Castings, Martensitic Stainless and Alloy, for Pressure-Containing Parts, Suitable for High-Temperature Service

    A227/A227M Specification for Steel Wire, Cold-Drawn for Mechanical Springs

    A229/A229M Specification for Steel Wire, Quenched and Tempered for Mechanical Springs

    A231/A231M Specification for Chromium-Vanadium Alloy Steel Spring Wire

    A276 Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes

    A313/A313M Specification for Stainless Steel Spring Wire

    A351/A351M Specification for Castings, Austenitic, for Pressure-Containing Parts

    A479/A479M Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in Boilers and Other Pressure Vessels

    A494/A494M Specification for Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy

    A689 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Bars for Springs

    B21/B21M Specification for Naval Brass Rod, Bar, and Shapes

    B61 Specification for Steam or Valve Bronze Castings

    B62 Specification for Composition Bronze or Ounce Metal Castings

    B148 Specification for Aluminum-Bronze Sand Castings

    B164 Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy Rod, Bar, and Wire

    B637 Specification for Precipitation-Hardening and Cold Worked Nickel Alloy Bars, Forgings, and Forging Stock for Moderate or High Temperature Service

    D5204 Classification System and Basis for Specification for Polyamide-Imide (PAI) Molding and Extrusion Materials

    F467 Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use

    F468 Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, Socket Head Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use

    Military Standards and Specifications

    MIL-F-1183 Fittings, Pipe, Cast Bronze, Silver Brazing, General Specification for

    MIL-P-46122 Plastic Molding Material and Plastic Extrusion Material, Polyvinylidene Fluoride Polymer and Copolymer


    MIL-S-901 Shock Tests, H.I. (High-Impact); Shipboard Machinery, Equipment and Systems, Requirements for


    MS16142 Boss, Gasket-Seal Straight Thread Tube Fitting, Standard Dimensions for

    MS51840 Plug, Machine Thread, O-ring

    Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Drawings

    803-1385943 Unions, Silver Brazing, 3000 PSI, WOG IPS, for UT Inspection

    803-1385946 Unions, Bronze Silver Brazing, WOG, for UT Inspection

    Federal Specifications

    QQ-N-281 Nickel-Copper Alloy Bar, Rod, Plate, Sheet, Strip, Wire, Forgings, and Structural and Special Shaped Sections

    QQ-N-286 Nickel-Copper-Aluminum Alloy, Wrought (UNS N05500)

    ASME Standard

    ASME B1.1

    ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: NPS 1/2 through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard

    API Standards

    API 526 Flanged Steel Safety-Relief Valves

    API RP 520, Part 1

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 47.020.30 (Piping systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40141600(Valves)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F1508-96R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM F1508-96(2021), Standard Specification for Angle Style, Pressure Relief Valves for Steam, Gas, and Liquid Services, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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