James E. S. Venart is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Fire Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick. He is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Glasgow. His research and professional interests are in experimental heat transfer and fluid flow. He is author/co-author of over 80 technical contributions.
Experiments on the thermo-hydraulic response of pressure liquefied gases in externally heated tanks with pressure relief
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1988 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 139–144, April 1988
How to Cite
Venart, J. E. S., Sumathipala, U. K., Steward, F. R. and Sousa, A. C. M. (1988), Experiments on the thermo-hydraulic response of pressure liquefied gases in externally heated tanks with pressure relief. Plant/Oper. Prog., 7: 139–144. doi: 10.1002/prsb.720070213
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
An experimental program is described and experimental results presented for the response of an externally heated horizontal cylindrical tank protected by a PRV and partially filled with a pressure liquefied gas. Measurements of tank pressure, temperatures, mass discharge and void development, along with photography of internal fluid behavior are used to demonstrate the complex thermo-hydraulic behavior as a function of heating and valve position. The results are used to compare some of these parameters with analyses of stratification and void development.