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Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, 4th Edition by A. Kayode Coker, PhD

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9 PROCESS SAFETY AND PRESSURE-RELIEVING DEVICES

The subject of process safety is so broad in scope that this chapter must be limited to the application, design, rating, and specifications for process overpressure-relieving devices for flammable vapors and dusts; process explosions, runaway chemical reactions and external fires on equipment; and the venting or flaring of emergency or excess discharge of gases to a vent flare stack. The subject of fire protection cannot be adequately covered; however, the engineer is referred to texts dealing with the subject in a thorough manner [1-6].

The possibilities for development of excess pressure exist in nearly every process plant. Due to the rapidly changing and improved data, codes, regulations, recommendations, ...

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