Modeling blowdown of cylindrical vessels under fire attack

  title={Modeling blowdown of cylindrical vessels under fire attack},
  author={Haroun Mahgerefteh and Gboyega B. O. Falope and Adeyemi O. Oke},
A robust numerical simulation is presented for predicting the risk of rupture during emergency depressurization or blowdown of cylindrical vessels containing high-pressure two-phase hydrocarbon mixtures under fire attack. Accounting for nonequilibrium effects between the constituent fluid phases, the model simulates the triaxial transient thermal and pressure stress profiles generated in both the wetted and unwetted wall sections of the vessel. A comparison of this information with the vessel… CONTINUE READING