Delivering fuel and Tank Over Pressurization

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Re: Delivering fuel and Tank Over Presurization

Post by ZMiller » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:49 am

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Re: Delivering fuel and Tank Over Pressurization

Post by ZMiller » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:02 pm

It is important to understand EVR negative pressure effects in tanks, particularly Flashing Losses as explained below.

The simplest analogy being as one opens a can of root beer pressure becomes less positive and gasses (CO2) boil off into surrounding atmosphere.

There are three types of emissions from hydrocarbon storage tanks:

Working Losses,
Breathing Losses, and
Flashing Losses.

Flashing losses/VOC emissions occur when a liquid with entrained gases goes from a higher-pressure to EVR (Vacuum) lower-pressure. As the pressure on the liquid drops some of the lighter compounds dissolved in the liquid are released or “flashed” and some of the compounds that are liquids at the initial pressure/temperature transform from a liquid into a gas/vapor and are also released or “flashed” from the liquid. As these gases are released, some of the heavier compounds in the liquids may become entrained in these gases and will be emitted with them. Flashing losses/VOC emissions are greater as the pressure drop (vacuum increases) increases and as the amount of lighter hydrocarbons in the liquid increased. The temperature of the liquids and the storage tank will also influence the amount of flashing losses/VOC emissions. These flashing losses/VOC emissions are then either vented to the atmosphere through the tanks pressure relief valve, loose tank top fittings, or other opening, or they may be vented to a capture and/or control system. Flashing losses/VOC emissions from hydrocarbon storage tanks include emissions of VOC, hazardous air pollutants (HAP), and toxic air contaminants (TAC).
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Re: Delivering fuel and Tank Over Pressurization

Post by ZMiller » Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 am

When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
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