A temperature pressure release valve is part of most water heater systems that opens up when the temperature reaches a certain point in order to prevent a rupture in the tank or system. These can be found as a part of a water heater, radiator, or a hot water delivery pipe. This is a vital part of these systems and prevents damage and injury in many cases. This valve is the thing that keeps the system from exploding or overheating. In large buildings such as office or apartment buildings, there may be many of these valves located throughout the plumbing in the hot water system. The valves are different sizes depending on the pressure and the size of the unit that it is being used for.
Replacing temperature pressure release valve may be necessary if there is a change in systems or if the one on the system is faulty. It is important that the valve works properly in order to avoid danger or rupture of a system. A rupture could be dangerous to those around it and could cause extreme damage to the building. You will want to hire a professional for the job of replacing the valve. They will need to be familiar with how to do the job and they should be a licensed plumber. They will need to shut down the system when doing the work to ensure that there is no pressure running through the plumbing. They will want to release the pressure that exists before getting started.