Relief Device Sizing for Non-Newtonian Fluids

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The analysis for the flow of liquids through pressure relief devices in API and ASME standards is currently predicated on the fluid viscosity behavior being Newtonian; API Std 520 Part I, 8th edition (2014), explicitly…