EI Tube Rupture Guidelines

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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sudden tube ruptures in shell and tube heat exchangers operating at a high differential pressure in which the low pressure side contains an incompressible fluid and the high pressure side contains gas have been recognized…

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

There are several controls used in a facility in various ways that directly affect the relief system design or design basis, and are critical to the design of a pressure relief system.  While there are…

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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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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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