Emergency relief system design for reactive and non-reactive systems: Extension of the DIERS methodology


  • 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 in the chemical and nuclear industries, earned his D.Sc. from the Norwegian 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 University 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.


Simple mechanistic models for reactive and non-reactive chemicals are summarized. The DIERS methodology has been extended as well as simplified to account for vapor disengagement and frictional effects including laminar flow conditions—both principal objectives of the DIERS program.