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#1 Bill B

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:40 AM

I hope I am posting to the correct forum.  We are installing a flare, and I have generated isopleth data, and am in the process of deciding how high to make the stack.


The flare will be located close to a LP tank, and I want to compute the vaporization rate of material in the tank.

The flare data is expressed in flux terms (btu/hr sq ft), but I wish to integrate the heat transfer through the insulation, tank wall, film, etc.


One approach would be to assume overall heat transfer = the flux x tank area (or liquid surface).  But would this be too conservative?  If so, does anyone have a suggestion for integrating the flare flux data into a tank heating calculation (along the lines of Kumana and Kothari)?


Thanks in advance for any input you might have.



#2 proinwv


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:48 AM

Did you do a site search on flares? There are 2800 posts there.

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