396964 Relief System Sizing for Runaway Chemical Reactions - a Simple Comprehensive Approach

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: 2:30 PM
Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)
Charles M. Kozlowski, Fauske & Associates, LLC, Burr Ridge, IL

Relief System Sizing for Runaway Chemical Reactions - A Simple Comprehensive Approach

Charles Kozlowski

Fauske & Associates, LLC, 16W070 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527, USA

e-mail address: kozlowski@fauske.com



When conducting relief sizing calculations for reactive systems, experimental data is of paramount importance. Experimental techniques for gathering the necessary kinetic data highlighting VSP2 and ARSST testing will be outlined. In addition, the principals behind the system classifications (vapor, gassy and hybrid) will be outlined with example experimental data sets. Relief sizing calculations, and source term considerations for each system will be discussed. Two-phase flow and experimental techniques for determining flow regime (vapor, churn, bubbly or homogeneous flow) will be presented with the goal of providing the audience with a simple comprehensive experimental approach to designing relief systems.  

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