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CASE

2203
CASES OF ASME BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE

Approval Date: March 7, 1996


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and any reaffirmation dates.

Case 2203
Omission of Lifting Device Requirements for
Pressure Relief Valves on Air, Water Over 140F,
or Steam Service
Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2

Inquiry: Under what conditions may the lifting device


specified in Section VIII, Division 1, para. UG-136(a)(3)
and Section VIII, Division 2, para. 1-101 for each
pressure relief valve on air, water over 140F, or steam
service be omitted?

Reply: It is the opinion of the Committee that the


requirements for a lifting device as specified in para.
UG-136(a)(3) and para. AR-200(c) may be omitted
provided:
(a) The user has a documented procedure and an
associated implementation program for the periodic
removal of the pressure relief valves for inspection and
testing, and repair as necessary.
(b) The omission is specified by the user.
(c) The user shall obtain permission to omit the
lifting device from the authority having jurisdiction
over the installation of pressure vessels.

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