White Paper – Mixing of Hot and Volatile Fluids

Welcome to Inglenook's blog, Fireside Chats. Our goal for the blog is to address topics that may not be encountered everyday, but do deserve some consideration during efforts to ensure facilities are operating safely.  Many "fireside chats" have led to great ideas, improvements, and opportunities.  We hope these do too.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

An inadvertent mixing of hot and volatile fluids can result in overpressure if the volatile fluid is vaporized and sufficient volumetric accumulation occurs.  Hot fluid temperatures exceeding the bubblepoint temperature of the volatile fluid is…

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Monday, September 21, 2015

One of the more complex situations for control valve failure is associated with the level control on the liquid bottoms of an upstream vessel operating at a pressure significantly higher than the downstream system.  Opening…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The potential for heat input from an external fire resulting in the overpressure of a pressure vessel is one of the most common overpressure scenarios identified in processing plants.  Reducing the required relief rate can…

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