The design of pressurized components at elevated temperature is limited by available mechanical properties that often do not span appropriate range of stress, time, strain and temperature. To improve the design process, a new approach based on short-time stress relaxation test (SRT) is introduced in steel tensile creep analysis. The experiments are implemented using SRT and tested for creep properties of 12Cr1MoVG steel at 560 °C. The results of creep curves agree well with the traditional constant load creep test data. The possibility to apply SRT approach is shown promising in the design of the pressurized component at elevated temperature.