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Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) stability challenges for existing installations are not unique to any particular segment of the chemical process industry and are widely debated. Download this paper to gain a clear understanding of how and why PRV instability occurs through animation of key concepts, flow variables, and PRV lift under a variety of scenarios, configurations, and conditions. Important concepts are highlighted by one dimensional fluid dynamics and a single degree of freedom representation of a spring loaded pressure relief valve using Process Safety Office® SuperChems™ to demonstrate the risk and cost reductions detailed PRV stability dynamics can have on a facility.
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Corrosion affects nearly every metal structure, causing expensive and dangerous damage. Developing more effective protection systems could help minimize the cost of corrosion damage by billions of dollars worldwide. However, designing effective protection systems is challenging, as it requires an in-depth understanding of the corrosion processes involved. Modeling of the transport and reactions that take place in corrosion and corrosion protection processes is an efficient way to gain insight into and predict the effects of corrosion. High-fidelity models must include thermodynamics, reaction...