Shear Pin Valves
A shear pin valve is a type of safety valve designed to protect equipment or systems from overpressure. It operates on the principle of using a shear pin as a sacrificial element within the valve mechanism. In normal operating conditions, the shear pin remains intact, allowing the valve to function as intended. However, if the pressure exceeds the specified limit, the shear pin is designed to break or shear off, preventing further pressure buildup and safeguarding the system from potential damage. This automatic and irreversible action makes shear pin valves a reliable and efficient means of pressure relief in various industrial applications, ensuring the integrity and safety of the equipment they protect.