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Safety Relief Valves Working Principle

Gases and steams can be compressed, when gas reaches the disk in a valve it compresses and builds up before escaping through the valve. This compression can cause system pressure to build up rapidly. A liquid type relief valve doesn’t … Continue reading

20. May 2013 by and
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Conventional Relief Valves Working Principle

The figure above shows a cross section of a conventional relief valve. Conventional relief valves can be used if the header back pressure is low. The conventional relief valves are commonly used on onshore facility where relief valves are fitted … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by and
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Critical Flow

The critical flow which also referred to as sonic flow, choked flow, or Mach 1 is the limitation point of a compressible fluid flow through an orifice. The critical flow can occur on a relief valve orifice or a choke. … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by and
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Relief Header Design

The relief header is a system of piping connecting the outlets of all the relief valves into a common pipe or header that goes to the relief scrubber and then out the vent as shown in Figure 13-11. There are … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Relief Valve Vent or Flare Tip

A pipe that releases gas to disperse into the atmosphere is called a vent. If the gas is burned at the tip, it is called a flare. In its simplest form, a vent or flare tip is a pipe. Sometimes … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Relief Valve Vent Scrubber

A vent scrubber is a two-phase separator designed to remove the liquid from the relieving fluids before the gas is flared or vented. The liquid is returned to the process. Design of vent scrubbers is covered in two-phase separators. A … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Relief Valve Installation

Each relief valve should be equipped with inlet piping no smaller than the valve inlet flange size, and inlet piping should be as short as practical. Inlet piping should be designed so that the pressure drop from the source to … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Two-Phase Flow Standard Sizes

Two-Phase Flow There are no precise formulas for calculating orifice area for twophase flow. The common convention is to calculate the area required for the gas flow as if there were no liquid present and the area required for the … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Liquids Flow Rate

Conventional Valve, Balanced-Bellows Valve, or Pilot-Operated Valve The corresponding equations for liquid flow are the following: Note that a preliminary orifice size must be determined in order to calculate Reynolds number. If the viscosity correction is significant, it may be … Continue reading

25. September 2009 by peter
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Orifice Gas Flow Rate

The flow rate for gas through a given orifice area or the area required  for a given flow rate is obtained by:

25. September 2009 by peter
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