Corpus ID: 112883296

Controlling vessels and tanks

  title={Controlling vessels and tanks},
  author={W. C. Driedger},
  journal={Hydrocarbon Processing},
  • W. C. Driedger
  • Published 2000
  • Engineering
  • Hydrocarbon Processing
  • SURGE TANKS. The most common function of a vessel or tank is to match two flows that are not identical in time but are expected to average out over the long run. Take a feed surge drum, for example. Flow into the unit is more or less steady but is subject to interruption. The flow to the processing unit should be as constant as possible, avoiding sudden change. Nevertheless, it, too, may be subject to interruption due to downstream conditions. 
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