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Textbook Problem

Explain why a pressure relief valve is needed in an automotive oil pump.

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In automotive oil pump, the function of a pressure relief valve.

Explanation

Pressure relief valves (PRV) are used to relief excessive pressure inside a system. In automotive oil pump, at higher speeds the pressure level inside the pump increases and needed to be removed after a certain point. This is done by the pressure relief valve when the piston pushes the spring of the pressure relief valve it opens and releases the excessive pressure. If the pressure relief valve stops working or becomes faulty it may cause severe damage to the engine...

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