Guidelines for Pressure Relief and
Effluent Handling Systems, 2nd Edition
Providing in-depth guidance on how to design and rate emergency pressure relief systems, Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems incorporates the current best designs from the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems as well as American Petroleum Institute (API) standards. Presenting a methodology that helps properly size all the components in a pressure relief system, the book includes software; the CCFlow suite of design tools and the new SuperChems™ for DIERS Lite software, making this an essential resource for engineers designing chemical plants, refineries, and similar facilities.
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Emergency Relief System
Design Using DIERS Technology
OSHA (29 CFR 1910.119) has recognized AIChE / DIERS two-phase flow publications
as examples of "good engineering practice" for process safety management of
highly hazardous materials. The prediction of when two-phase flow venting will
occur, and the applicability of various sizing methods for two-phase
vapor-liquid flashing flow is of particular interest when designing emergency
relief systems to handle runaway reactions. This comprehensive sourcebook
brings together a wealth of information on methods that can be used to safely
size emergency relief systems for two-phase vapor-liquid flow for flashing or
frozen, viscous or non-viscous fluids. Design methodologies are illustrated by
selected sample problems. Written by industrial experts in the safety field,
this book will be invaluable to those charged with operating, designing, or
managing today's and tomorrow's chemical process industry facilities.