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Designing for homogeneous two-phase relief in chemical reactors requires large relief areas and expensive downstream separation equipment. This study aims to characterise the dynamic behaviour of a vessel undergoing depressurisation so that the effect of the slip and how this affects the design of a relief system can be quantified. The code RELIEF has been identified as a tool for the design and evaluation of emergency relief systems. The code models the one-dimensional behaviour within the reactor vessel and can be used to assess the conditions that promote two-phase venting.

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Authors: ARNOLD S T, Shell Research, Equipment Engineering Department, Amsterdam (NL);DUFFIELD J S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IChemE Research Event, Edinburgh (GB), January 5-6, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38819 ORA
Record Number: 199510205 / Last updated on: 1995-02-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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