Title: steam generator pressure relief valve
Post by: Rocky on October 12, 2009, 06:59:58 AM
Is it OK to pipe the prv into the shower area
Title: Re: steam generator pressure relief valve
Post by: Jennifer on August 10, 2011, 12:30:27 PM
Theoretically this can be done. However, it creates a safety & liability issue.
Manufacturers frown upon this method for that very reason.
Odds are in your favor that the Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) will not engage but if it does, anyone in the shower will be severely burned by the boiling water.
You'll have 15 pounds of pressurized steam & water come out.
During normal operation, steam does not have that many pounds of pressure behind it therefore, it is safer than the PRV.