Analysis identifies deficiencies in existing pressure relief systems

  title={Analysis identifies deficiencies in existing pressure relief systems},
  author={Patrick C. Berwanger and Robert A. Kreder and Wai-Shan Lee},
This article presents a statistical analysis showing that the pressure relief systems on nearly half of the equipment in the oil, gas, and chemical industries lack adequate overpressure protection as defined by recognized and generally accepted good engineering practice. This analysis was based on data collected from a large number of government mandated (per OSHA 1910.119) pressure relief system design audits per-formed by an independent contractor. The vast majority of these deviations from… CONTINUE READING


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