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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
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GASCO has asked customers to change the current serrated gas cylinder valve (horizontal) with the new vertical self-closing valve powered by a safety valve to reduce the pressure inside the cylinder to prevent possible damage.
He said: "It was a safety valve I guess for my future.
"It appears the bombers had no idea there was a safety valve attached to the cylinders.
Following the accident, laboratory tests were carried out to simulate conditions where a safety valve could be prevented from lifting at its set pressure due to adhesion between the valve head and its seat.
Fifth, the merger and acquisition safe harbor provides a safety valve for SLOBs that are acquired through certain mergers and acquisitions -- a common occurrence in the U.S.