Heat Exchanger Tube Rupture Analysis
The 5th Edition of API STD 521 provides information on the design of overpressure protection of heat exchangers for the tube rupture scenario. E2G|The Equity Engineering Group Inc.‘s Process Technologies Unit can provide consulting services in this complex area.
In addition, we recommend the breakthrough computer program “TBREAK,” from E2G’s Plant Manager platform. Users can simulate the transient release of the fluid from the high-pressure side of the heat exchanger to assess the impact and requirements for pressure relief protection on the low-pressure side.