The tube rupture scenario is considered a remote, but possible contingency frequently evaluated throughout the oil, gas, and chemical facilities. Although typical evaluations may show a relief system to provide adequate or inadequate protection in the event of a tube rupture, there are many factors outside the realm of normal design that need to be considered to better understand the impact and consequence of the tube rupture.
This webinar will summarize what is mentioned in API STD 521 and current industry practice, as well as provide an overview of the Energy Institute’s book “Guidelines for the safe design and operation of shell and tube heat exchangers to withstand the impact of tube rupture, 2nd edition”.
Topics presented include incidents, statistics, design considerations, and dynamic simulations. In addition, case studies will be presented explaining dynamical models performed to evaluate the impact of high-pressure tube rupture on cooling water networks.