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#1 proinwv

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:53 AM

I have made a spreadsheet program in Excel to solve the equations in the newest edition of API 2000 (2009 6th Ed.). This is the same as ISO 28300:2008.

If you are interested you can find it at My link

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

Paul,

I too have posted a spreadsheet for the Normal venting requirements of Atmospheric & Low Pressure Storage Tanks at the following link:

http://webwormcpt.bl...estimation.html

Maybe you can provide a critical review of the same.

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Edited by ankur2061, 22 May 2010 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

I have made a spreadsheet program in Excel to solve the equations in the newest edition of API 2000 (2009 6th Ed.). This is the same as ISO 28300:2008.

If you are interested you can find it at My link


Hi Paul, I'm very interested in this API sheet you made, can I calculate emergency vents as well? by the way I'm a newbie, I would like to know what is the wetted area of a tank? I've seen that therm in various standards and I'm not sure what is that,

my email is fer@franko.ca I searched in the link but I didn't see where to buy the Excel I hope you can help me,

Thanks!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

Fernando, thanks for the inquiry.

Yes the program calculated emergency as well as normal (P & V) venting. You can find it at http://www.ostand.com/tank_b_home.html
about a third of the way down. It is called TBNow v2.

The wetted area is defined in detail in the standard (API 2000) for various tanks. For example for a vertical tank, it is the total surface area of the shell up to a height of 30 ft.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

Paul,

I too have posted a spreadsheet for the Normal venting requirements of Atmospheric & Low Pressure Storage Tanks at the following link:

http://webwormcpt.bl...estimation.html

Maybe you can provide a critical review of the same.

Regards,
Ankur.


ankur2061 -- thanks for sharing the amazing spreadsheet with us.
I have reviewed the tool and just thinking about a very key mistake here(or perhaps I am confused).

In both the calculation tabs (Inbreath & Outbreath) you have arithmatically summed up Normal venting + thermal venting. Normal venting is Actual volume of air displaced where as Thermal venting is in Standard/Normal units of air volume.

Should we not be converting them in respective actual volume (or stand/normal volume) before adding them together.

thanks.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:01 AM

bot,

The spreadsheet follows API STD 2000 as it is. API STD 2000 does not use actual volume flow for liquid movement and thermal venting, if you have API STD 2000 you can check that out. This spreadsheet has been downloaded by chemical engineers worldwide and this is the first time somebody has come back with such a question or suposedly a mistake.

Also note that this spreadsheet has been peer reviewed by "Joe Wong" a very respected member of "Cheresources" who is considered very knowledgable in relief devices, venting systems etc.

Hoe this helps.

Regards,
Ankur.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:13 PM

bot,

If your refer section 4.3.2.1 - General of API STD 2000 it says:

The inbreathing and out-breathing requirements in this International Standard are for air at normal or standard conditions. The user shall correct the inbreathing and out-breathing requirements to normal or standard conditions for tanks that are heated (insulated) or pressurized to greater than 6,9 kPa (1 psi).


Most of the above-ground atmospheric storage tanks operate at a slightly positive pressure of 50 to 100 mmWCg (0.5 to 1 kPag) when provided with an inert gas blanketing. So whatever inbreathing / outbreathing rates that are considered for atmospheric storage tanks are in terms of normal or standard conditions.

Regards,
Ankur.




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