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This report concerns the safety of batch reactors under runaway reaction or external fire conditions. This topic has recently received increasing attention from the media and public authorities as a consequence of several severe accidents which have occurred in the past. Design methods for adequate emergency relief systems, including two-phase flow conditions, are reviewed. In particular, experimental and analytical procedures concerning the in-vessel/venting-line fluid flow descriptions are presented and discussed.

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Authors: BENUZZI A, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminario "Quimica Fina", Sitges, Barcelona (ES), Sept. 20. 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35024 ORA
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