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Abstract

Nine depressurisation experiments for vessels containing water, Freon-114 and high viscosity fluids are analysed. These experiments, carried out at different plants, provide information about the dependence of the depressurisation process on the size of the vessel, the type of vent installed and the initial conditions. The differences between venting into the atmosphere or venting into a catch tank are also examined. The accuracy of the two-phase flow model used for the analysis of these experiments is demonstrated by comparisons with steady state data referring to co-current liquid/vapour flow, as well as to batch type flows, where the liquid phase is stagnant.

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Authors: SKOULOUDIS A N, JRC Ispra (IT);KOTTOWSKI H M, RWTH, Aachen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 24th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, San Diego (US), Aug. 19-22, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35621 ORA
Record Number: 199011522 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en