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Air Tests of Commercially Available Transport Vessel PRVs

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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(2), 204-209 (Dec 14, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556172 History: Received March 01, 1999; Revised December 14, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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References

Birk, A. M., and Cunningham, M. H., 1994, “A Medium-Scale Experimental Study of the Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE),” TP 11995E, Transport Canada.
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, An American National Standard, 1986, Section I, American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, An American National Standard, 1986, Section VIII, Division I, UG-125 to UG-136 and Appendix XI American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, An American National Standard, 1986, Section II, American Society of Mechanical Engineering. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, An American National Standard, 1986, Section VIII, Division II, Part AR: Pressure Relief Devices, American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
CGA, 1996, “Temperature, Pressure, Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves and Vacuum Relief Valves,” CANI-4.4-M80-R1996, Canadian Gas Association.
CSA, 1992, “Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods,” Preliminary Standard B620-1987, Canadian Standards Association.

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Pressure trace illustrating PRV behavior for a vessel in fire from BLEVE study 1
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Graphical representation of test procedure
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Examples of variation of pop pressures (first four pops)
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Pop pressure comparison
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Warn (pop-simmer) comparison
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Blowdown (pop-reseat) comparison
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Leakage (reseat-reseal) comparison
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Effect of storage on A312-1 series initial opening performance (final-initial)
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Effect of storage on B312-1 series initial opening performance (final-initial)
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Effect of storage on A312-1 series subsequent opening performance (final-initial)
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Effect of storage on A312-1 series subsequent opening performance (final-initial)

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