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#1 mkhan

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:16 AM



usually on what basis or reference , set pressure of breather valve is to deicide.
in case of PSV :- set pressure shall not exceed 110% of design pressure. please suggest me , the set pressure of breather valve at design and operating pressure 0 deg cel for HCL tank.


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#2 CMA010

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:41 AM


Depends on the code according which the storage tank is built and on the breather valve manufacturer. API 650 and EN 14015 do not allow any overpressure above design pressure. For Whessoe and Protego breather valves you can use a maximum of 90% of the storage tank design pressure.

#3 Qalander (Chem)

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:46 AM


Dear

I assume Art. is the best person to get guidance. Use forum's search function and you may get lots of useful/even pinpointed solutions to the query.

Best regards
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:24 PM

HCl is a difficult to handle substance. It's a highly corrosive, very hazardous liquified gas. So you will not (I hope) have a "breather valve". You certainly don't want the tank to "breath". Please provide a better description of your situation.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:03 AM

QUOTE (mkhan @ Jan 11 2009, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PSV :- set pressure shall not exceed 110% of design pressure..

Note to the correct concept:

PSV:-Set pressure is equal to Design Pressure,means PSV begin to be opened
-Full lift of PSV's disc should be happened at 110% of design pressure (for fire case 121%)

#6 Art Montemayor

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:46 AM


Fallah:

A storage tank is not a pressure vessel. I believe you will find that you cannot apply API 520 and 521 principles and practices to storage tanks. API 2000 is the instrument of record with regards to pressure relief of storage tanks and you cannot apply a 10% or 21% margin on the required relieving pressure of a storage tank. A tank simply doesn't have the mechanical integrity equal to that of a pressure vessel. The relief valves employed on a storage tank are mechanically different from those used on a pressure vessel.

I responded to a prior post on HCL storage (from the same mkhan) by recommending the user contact the ProtectOSeal company or go to their website. I repeat these recommendations here once again.


#7 fallah

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:46 AM

Dear Art,

Sorry for my confusion, but i think as you said, due to poor mechanical integrity of storage tank the set pressure/vacuum of relevant PVSV should be well below/above the tank design pressure/vacuum. Am I correct?




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