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To establish, for publication in Section XIII of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, (1) Rules relating to pressure integrity and performance governing the construction and installation of pressure relief devices. Construction, as used in this Charter, is limited to materials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, testing and certification. Installation, as used in this Charter, is limited to the variables that affect the performance and safety function of pressure relief devices. (2) Rules for device type certification of relieving capacity and flow resistance ratings including the rules for conducting the tests and analyses to determine the performance of pressure relief devices. (3) Rules for overpressure protection by system design. These rules are intended for use in the Sections of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and other Standards, for the purpose of providing overpressure protection, to the extent that they are specified in those Sections or Standards. These rules are also to be suitable for reference by other national and international organizations involved with the application of overpressure protection. This committee shall also advise on overpressure protection rules that are proposed for construction and in-service integrity in the Boiler and Pressure Vessel and the B31 Codes. 

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