SITizens Learning Credits


This course is designed to provide an overview of pressure relief system design and requirements. Pressure vessels and other equipment require relief devices to provide overpressure protection to prevent conditions that may cause serious injuries to personnel, costly mechanical damage and environmental releases.

The course provides specific detailed guidelines for evaluating a relief system, including determining applicability of overpressure scenarios, required relief rates, and relief device capacity.

The key principles from this course provide practical knowledge of the relief system requirements of process safety management.  

Modular Certification Courses

This module can also be taken as part of:

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Pressure relief valve design and operations
  • Codes and standards
  • Pressure relief valve sizing and selection, including two-phase flow
  • Rupture disks and other devices
  • Relief device installation
  • Relief valve inspection, testing and repair
  • Relief system design philosophy
  • Overpressure scenarios
  • Determining relief loads for process upsets, including fire
  • Overpressure protection of piping and other equipment
  • Overpressure protection of atmospheric and low pressure storage tanks
  • Overpressure protection of power boilers

Learning Outcomes

  • How to select and size appropriate relief devices
  • How to test, inspect and repair relief devices, and establish an inspection timetable
  • Understand the format, organisational structure and use of API 520/521 standards
  • How to comply with OSHA and RAGAGEP policies
  • Recognise the importance of proper sizing, selection and installation of a pressure relief system to ensure adequate overpressure protection and reduction of hazards if a pressure relief device discharges

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, operators, safety advisors and risk management practitioners.


SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development on 31 Jan 2019.

Registration closed.

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  • Sit for short quizzes during the workshop

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  • Sit for short quizzes during the workshop; and
  • Submit a written portfolio within 2 months of the workshop (write-up on how the participant is able to apply the materials taught in their work)

Participants who successfully obtain all 8 Certificate of Attainment in the Process Safety series will receive an SIT Specialist Certificate in Process Safety.

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Date Duration Venue
3 - 4 Jun 2019 2-day SIT@SP, SR6A


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,712.00 $513.60 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,712.00 $513.60 $193.60
Non-Singaporeans $1,712.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

When applying for this course, in the "Remarks" field, please:
  • Inform us if you are a registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO) to claim SDUs.
  • Provide your PE registration number if you are a Professional Engineer to claim PDUs.

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue SIT@SP, SR6A
Time 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 03 Jun 2019 (Mon) to
04 Jun 2019 (Tue)
Registration is Closed.

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