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Dynamic Behavior of Transportation Pressure Relief Valves Under Simulated Fire Impingement Conditions

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A. J. Pierorazio, A. M. Birk

Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(1), 60-65 (Oct 25, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556151 History: Received March 20, 1998; Revised October 25, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Typical A312-1 series pressure and mass flow results at 1.0 psi/s (nominal) ramp rate
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Typical B312-1 series pressure and mass flow results at 1.0 psi/s (nominal) ramp rate
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Typical C312-1 series pressure and mass flow results at 1.0 psi/s (nominal) ramp rate
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Illustration of uneven cycling
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Illustration of cycle to continuous venting
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Illustration of “soft” popping behavior (A312-1 series)
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Illustration of uneven operating pressures
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A312-1 series cycling frequency variation with pressurization rate
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B312-1 series cycling frequency variation with pressurization rate
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C312-1 series cycling frequency variation with pressurization rate
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Cycle shape changes as a function of pressurization rate
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Typical flow test result
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Summary of flow test results
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Peak flow ratios by valve series
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Peak flow ratios as a function of pressurization

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