Essentials of Pressure Safety Relief Valves


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Overview

This course will provide an insight to pressure safety relief valves application, selection, operation, and maintenance. It is a course that will focus on the fundamentals of pressure relief valve operation, design, sizing and selection, rupture discs, installation, operation, and maintenance.

Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding safety relief valves performance and how the correct sizing, installation and operation of these valves effects the overalls safety integrity of the system.

Course Aim

The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of pressure safety relief valves. It will focus on the definitions of pressure safety relief devices such as relief valves, rupture discs, codes and standards and explanation of the important technical concepts relating to pressure safety relief valves.

The course will cover, but is not limited to:

Fundamentals of pressure relief devices

Pressure relief valves

Safety valves

Rupture Discs

Valve Materials and Design

Sizing and selection






Who Should Attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical engineers and technicians working with pumps across the biopharma, food, water and wastewater, chemical and power generation sectors.

Trainer's Profile

Ger Nagle

Gerard Nagle has previously worked for Emerson Process Management with extensive experience with Fisher control valves. He also has extensive experience with Farris pressure relief valves. Currently, Gerard is a lecturer in TU Dublin in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He lectures modules on Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University.


"Very good, great for learning basics and sizing of safety valves."

"Very interesting and well organised."

Niall Queally, Dornan Engineering: "Great course and a very clear explanation by the tutor. Really learned a lot."

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email