Project Synopsis

Size a relief valve for a new spiral heat exchanger.

Project Summary

SPIRAL HEAT EXCHANGER COLD SIDE RELIEF VALVE SIZING

Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was subcontracted by the client, an engineering and design firm, to size a relief valve for the ultimate client, a chemical manufacturing company, for a spiral heat exchanger that is being designed and installed into an existing process area. 

PROCESS utilized its proprietary relief device computer program, with calculations based on the guidelines in American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practices (RP) 520 and 521, to determine the pressure relief requirements.

PROCESS supplied the client with the relief valve sizing calculations as well as data sheets that could be used to obtain quotes from vendors.  PROCESS also suggested specific relief devices represented in vendor literature.

 

Industry Type

  • Chemical Manufacturing

Utilized Skills

  • Detail engineering company process support
  • Relief device sizing

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