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In the framework of the Industrial Hazards programme of the JRC a computer program (RELIEF) is being developed at Ispra which describes the two-phase behaviour of multicomponent chemical reacting fluids during depressurisation, and can be used for sizing emergency venting systems for runaway chemical reactions in tank reactors. This paper discusses the main features of the models which are currently being implemented in the computer program. It also presents illustrative computations to highlight the relative importance of a number of parameters which influence the venting process.

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Authors: DUFFIELD J S, JRC Ispra (IT);FRIZ G, JRC Ispra (IT);MEHR K, JRC Ispra (IT);NIJSING R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eurotherm Seminar N.14: Heat Transfer and Major Technological Hazards, Louvain-la-Neuve (BE), May 15-17, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35328 ORA
Record Number: 199011756 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en