Safety valves are one of the most important equipment within the industrial plants, as they are the last line of defense against a possible overpressure situation which could result in pressure vessel rupture or explosion. Safety is everybody’s responsibility. With this objective, the Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a live webinar on “Safety Valves” on 22nd May 2020 for the emerging Mechanical Engineers who are new to the pressure relief devices environment. With some insights into the ASME Code and API standards used for the sizing, selection, installation and preventative maintenance of safety valves in industries, this webinar gave a good overview on how safety valves are designed for overpressure protection
The webinar was sessioned by Mr. Rahul Raj, Sales and Market Developer, LESER GmbH & Co. KG, UAE, who is also an alumnus of SSET (Mechanical Engineering 2004-08 batch). The program received an overwhelming response from 65 participations, with 58 students and 7 faculties from SSET. The students were conferred with testing equipment and procedures practiced in LESER, the largest manufacturer of safety valves in Europe and one of the leading companies in its industry worldwide. The webinar provided education credits to students by developing interest and engaging them in life-long learning in the context of safety valve design and testing.