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I hope that you are familiar with basic chemistry and physics and can relate to Daltons Law

of Partial Pressures: the total pressure exerted by an ideal gaseous mixture is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of each individual component in a gas mixture. his is expressed in an equation as follows Ptotal ! P" # P$ %here& Ptotal ! the total pressure exerted by the system& psia p" ! the partial pressure of the first component& psia p$ ! the partial pressure of the second component& psia. In your presumed case& the first component is nitrogen and the second component is your stored .hydrocarbon liquid 'owever& it is important to note that Dalton(s law is not exactly followed by real gases or vapors. he deviations from Daltons Law encountered with mixtures of real gases are considerably large at high pressures. )nder those conditions& the volume occupied by the molecules can become significantly larger compared to the free space between them. his effect will substantially change .the pressure exerted by both of the real gas components in actual practice *lthough you do not describe the specific application you are contemplating& I believe that you basically are trying to apply an inert& static +blan,et- of nitrogen gas on top of a high pressure& liquid hydrocarbon stored in a pressure vessel. If that is the case& then the .eorge /. 0insley .article furnished is not applicable to your operation I have applied nitrogen blan,eting to pressure vessels containing LP.& liquid 1utane& and liquid 2thane. If you have LP.& the mixture of the various hydrocarbons ma,es the estimated pressure .results very complex and difficult :I would advise you of the following facts 3o matter how much nitrogen you in4ect into your pressuri5ed tan,& you will always have to start with the fact that the stored liquid will contribute its physical vapor pressure at the storage temperature. 6ou cannot avoid or fail to ta,e that into consideration. he added nitrogen will add pressure OVER AND ABOVE THAT of the normal& storage vapor pressure of the liquid inside the tan,. he more nitrogen you in4ect into the tan, 7because you might desire a relatively high .3$ concentration8& the higher the resulting internal tan, pressure you must sustain hat is why you should furnish us with detailed& specific basic data and information as to what you are proposing to do. If you have aSATURATED liquid stored in the tan, and want to inert it with nitrogen& then you will inherit a problem of requiring a much higher9pressure vessel rating. I suspect& because of the high pressure storage pressure& that you are dealing with a saturated hydrocarbon liquid. If that is truly the case& then your basic storage pressure is that of a saturated liquid and it represents the liquid(s vapor pressure. *dding nitrogen to it will increase the tan,s .pressure and require a higher pressure vessel rating 6ou have not explained why you desire to in4ect nitrogen and I recommend you to submit the .detailed information requested above in order to reply specifically to your request

I am glad you are familiar with Daltons Law. hen you should go bac, and review the Law and you will find that you are wrong in believing that the vapor pressure of liquids does not follow its .concept

2verything has a vapor pressure 9 especially liquids. *nd you ma,e a basic mista,e in presuming +5ero vapori5ation for time being-. 6ou confirm your mista,en idea by stating that you need the nitrogen in order to +increase the vessel(s pressure to counter their vapor pressure. as boiling temperature will increase then and stops the liquid from vapori5ing-. his proves that you cant 4ust assume that your liquid has no vapor pressure : it has a very HIGH vapor pressure& and it is what sets your high tan, pressure requirement if you want to preserve it as a liquid. his is very basic ,nowledge and it is part of phase equilibria taught the first semester of ;hemical 2ngineering courses in university. 6ou should accept the facts that I have explained : not because I say them 7or believe them8& but because they are basic natural laws that apply to what you are proposing to do. <y principal intent here is to help you out and avoid having you create an over9 .pressuri5ed ha5ard without being prepared to safely mitigate it 1y not responding to my request and furnishing us your basic data 7such as the pressures& temperatures& identity of the fluids& si5e of storage vessel& scope of wor,& specifications for the pressure vessel& etc.& etc.8 you are preventing us from being specific and accurate in trying to help .you %hat you basically propose to do is not +blan,eting-. he term blan,eting is applied to super9 cooled liquids 7liquids that are cooled below their saturated temperature at the designated pressure. 6ou : by your own description : are trying to in4ect nitrogen into a storage tan, and maintain the contents as a saturated liquid by increasing the tan,s pressure. Depending on the identity of the contents& you may not be able to do it. he in4ected nitrogen will perhaps go into solution with the liquid and form a binary& teriary& or higher mixture of compounds and the result will be a mixture with totally different thermophysical properties. It may : or may not : condense and exist as a .liquid when pressuri5ed with nitrogen 6ou should stop trying to apply *PI $===. It is a >tandard designed for a totally different application and does not apply in your case. I am stating this as an engineer with over ?" years of field experience and am only trying to help you in this proposal. I hope you heed my advice .because the chance of a ha5ard being created exists ..ood Luc,