GAS CARGOES: THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS FROM PRESSURE SURGE

Pressure surge can be considered as the kinetic energy of a flowing liquid being quickly transformed into strain energy as the liquid velocity is arrested. This strain energy is stored by compression of the liquid and by expansion of the pipeline itself under the increase in pressure. Four serious instances of pressure surge relating to the operation of liquefied gas carriers are described and why these systems are particularly vulnerable to pressure surge, how surges can be prevented and precautions that can be taken during cargo handling operations.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill
    Surrey RH1 1QS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Brey, R C
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00135858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM