The December 2019 edition of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) magazine features an article by BakerRisk’s Todd Drennen discussing the protection of low-pressure tanks against overpressure and vacuum.
This article discusses safeguards to prevent overpressure and vacuum of low-pressure tanks, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of these safeguards using consequence modeling techniques, and recommends overall safeguarding strategies in order to best utilize the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses of available safeguards. The basis for the article was the paper, Low Pressure ≠ Low Risk: Strategies to Protect Tanks against Overpressure and Vacuum presented at the 15th Global Conference on Process Safety (GCPS) in April of 2019 in New Orleans, LA.
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