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#1 IQGloria


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:29 AM



To calculate the venting requirements in a tank, I follow API-2000 and I assume that the required venting due to liquid movement and thermal is expressed in m3/h (ft3/h) of air. Then, I convert it to m3/h (ft3/h) of gas dividing by SQRT(SGgas). Recently, I have been told that this procedure only applies in the inbreathing calculation, but the outbreating calculation is giving directly the m3/h (ft3/h) of gas. Can someone advise or comment in the subject?


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#2 AlertO


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

Hi Gloria


Actually, both breath-in and breath-out are based on actual volume replacement. However, as we have breathing rates for liquid movement and thermal, to use flow at normal or standard condition may be more convenient, but it has the limitation for the use on API 2000 calculation which cannot cover all conditions of the tanks. You can see the Annex A of API 2000 which presents the tank condition limit.


If your tank condition doesnot meet with the conditions, you need to use the manual calculation based on actual volume flow rate.


Hope this may help you.

#3 breizh


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:55 AM

Hi Gloria,

Consider this resource to support your work


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