Emergency relief vent sizing for fire emergencies involving liquid-filled atmospheric storage vessels

Authors

  • Hans K. Fauske,

    1. Fauske & Associates, Inc., 16W070 West 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60521
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    • H. K. Fauske, a consultant to firms is the chemical and nuclear industries, earned his D.Sc. from the Norweigian Institute of Technology. The author of more than 100 technical articles, he is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. The first recipient of the Univ. of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance at Argonne National Laboratory, in 1982 he was presented with the Tommy Thompson Award by the American Nuclear Society.

  • Michael Epstein,

    1. Fauske & Associates, Inc., 16W070 West 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60521
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  • Michael A. Grolmes,

    1. Fauske & Associates, Inc., 16W070 West 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60521
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  • Joseph C. Leung

    1. Fauske & Associates, Inc., 16W070 West 83rd Street, Burr Ridge, Illinois 60521
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Abstract

For large atmospheric vessels the potential occurrence of sufficient liquid swell resulting in two-phase flow is of special importance. Based upon an extension of analytical work it would appear justifiable to ignore two-phase flow effects for non-foamy systems.

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