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Monday, January 7, 2008

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This post is continue from previous posts :
a) Useful Documents Related to Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) - Part 1
b) Useful Documents Related to Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) - Part 2

Rigorously Size Relief Valves for Supercritical Fluid
by Ryan Ouderkirk
Previously published methods can be tricky to apply, and may lead to improperly sized valves. Here is a stepwise, detailed method that more-accurately determines the orifice area.

Select the best model for Two-Phase Relief Sizing
by Ron Darby and Paul R. Meiller
A variety of methods exist for sizing valves, but not all give the best predictions for certain conditions. This article discuss the available model and selection of them.

Sizing of Relief Valves for two phase flow in the Bayer Process
by Quoc-Khanh Tran and Melissa Reynolds
This paper is to review the methods currently used in engineering design calculations for predicting the relieving capacity of a safety relief valve under various entering flow conditions. The methods considered include the Recommended Practice (RP) 520 of the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Homogeneous Equilibrium Model (HEM) and various published empirical Slip Models

Transient Analyses In Relief Systems
by Dirk Deboer, Brady Haneman and Quoc-Khanh Tran
This paper will focus on the application of transient process analyses on the high pressure leach (or Digestion) area of alumina refineries. The impact of vessel blockages and plant power failures will be discussed with emphasis on analysis methodology for power failures.

Advantages and Limitations of Pressure Relief Valves Types
This article summarized Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) type advantages and limitations.

Practices for Pressure Relief Valve Discharge Piping
By Greg Uhrhan, P.E.
Many mechanical refrigeration systems containing large quantities of refrigerant possess pressure relief devices. Under certain conditions, these systems are piped to the outdoors to prevent the displacement of air inside a structure. This paper is intended to give a list of best practices for sizing the piping from the discharge of a pressure relief valve to the outside.

Why use a pilot valve ?
Austral Engineering
It is a common question asked amongst process engineers on why use a pilot valve for a particular application ? The following article I hope will answer this question and provide some insights into the different types of pilot valves available on the market today and their many features and benefits.

New Wireless Pressure Relief Valve Monitoring System Provides Significant Operational Benefits
Pressure relief valves represent a significant threat to the goal of zero emissions. These devices relieve excess pressure in piping and vessels by venting process gas. The gas released normally is routed to the flare, to a recovery system or directly to the environment. All of these avenues are an environmental concern.

Wireless Instrumentation Determining Relief Valve Discharge
Relief valves are designed to relieve pressure and provide safe operation. They typically function by opening at a given set pressure, venting, and then resealing when a safe pressure has been re-established. Very frequently, relief valves are installed in gas service and the gas is vented to the atmosphere or to a safety flare. These valves are frequently installed in remote locations where monitoring of the valves is difficult. The Accutech Wireless Acoustic Monitor simplifies the task of monitoring relief valves. The non-invasive installation of the Acoustic Monitor coupled with wireless transmission of data on the relief valve operation provides an easy and inexpensive monitoring solution.

Assessing Pressure Relief Needs
By Chip Eskridge, P.E.
Evaluating thermal expansion and overpressure protection.

Safety Relief Valves Replacement, Maintenance, Installation Recommendations
Henry Technologies
Safety relief valves are relatively maintenance free devices. Even so, we would recommend a periodic inspection of these devices every 6-12 months. A visual inspection should be made to verify the condition of the valves. While performing this inspection, some of the conditions to watch for are...

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