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Fire Relief Rate Study (Semi-Dynamic Approach) 1.3 This spreadsheet uses sequential flashing results from commercial simulation software to calculate relief valve flow rate during external fire. This calculation is done for wetted vertical and horizontal vessels when flow through relief valve orifice is sonic (critical) based on API and other published articles Saeid Rahimi M. 28-Feb-2013 www.chemwork.org 2 About Fire Relief Study based on Sequential Flashing Method

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Reference: Relief Rate Calculation; External Fire (Part-2), Published on www.chemwork.org Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure Relieving Devices in Refineries, API-520, 8th Edition, Dec 2008 Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems, API-521, 5th Edition, Jan 2000 Revision History : Version 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Description of Changes Produced for personal library Revised by adding different vessel orientations Modified for publishing on web Revised according to the users feedbacks Date 15-Aug-2007 23-Oct-2009 9-Sep-2011 28-Feb-2013

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0 117.2 0.3 in2 Aorifice (in2) 0.7 Maximum Relief Valve Size Cp/Cv (--) 1.22 4.83 3.104 1.97 3.1 109.3 l (btu/lb) 157.1 464.1260 0.70 0.2 107.1 102.9 328.1310 0.1 327.3 113.6 326.: CLIENT : UNIT : DATE : BY : REV : DOC NO.63 0.8025 451.0 20.975 1.1240 0 10 20 30 40 50 Liquid Vaporized (wt%) w (lb/hr) 3178 3323 3459 3577 3680 3764 3830 3879 3909 W (kg/hr) 1444 1511 1572 1626 1673 1711 1741 1763 1777 Z T M (--) (F) (--) 0.5 500.099 1.9 120.1300 0.: S.45 4.6 117.73 0.1280 0.56 0.1249 0.6 105.094 1.1290 0.4 21.0 3.097 1.7495 511.6 485.1320 0.1305 0.000 0.7 138.52 228.000 21000 1.5 460.67 0.6 123.1270 0.34 4.1286 0.1 469. Factor (Kc) Fire Heat Input Rate Insulation Factor Vessel Dimesnsion Vessel Orientation Vessel Head Cap type Vessel Diameter Vessel Length Liquid Level Height Calculaion Results Relieving Pressure Critical Pressure Vessel Cylinder Volume Calculation Validity Cehck Vap (wt% ) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 r (kg/m3) 508.1307 0.1269 0.79 0.0 0.Rahimi 0-Jan-00 Fire Relief Rate Study for Wetted Vessels (Sequaential Flashing Method) Input Data Relief Valve Set Pressure Overpressure Total Backpressure Effective Discharge Coe (Kd) Backpressure Coefficient (Kb) Combination Corr.7378 522.7888 469.1286 0.0 0.1298 0.000 1.1 95.36 Valid Mass (kg) 399 379 359 339 319 299 279 259 240 A (m2) 4.9 327.7163 541.3 327.8 479.1298 0.6 147.7 326. NO.0 psia psia m3 --V (m3) 0.7063 550.54 3.5 AOrifice Area (in2) psig % psig ------Btu/hr ft2 --- 176.0 1.2 492.PROJECT : PROJ.3 0.1 133.7751 484.6 89.8 100.7267 532.6 327.0 124.8 112.7 2.76 0.39 Q (btu/hr) 500829 490875 480151 468604 456349 443342 429700 415480 400689 0.10 3.1250 ------m m m Vertical Elliptical 1.110 C (--) 326.6 326.3 0.6 474.8 0.7621 498.5 0.69 3.0 0.094 1.3 0.1305 0.101 1.60 0.1307 .095 1.8 131.107 1.