I am trying to solve a problem but I am not sure if I am going about it the right way. I am using the ideal gas law to find out the amount of steam it will take to open a relief valve. Using the law I have calculated the amount of steam that will be in a volume but I am not sure if that is also the point the relief valve will open or is there a formula to account for the steam compression in the volume.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Data

volume of container = 213.75m3

area of container = 0.21375m2

steam temperature = 573 kelvin

thermal conductivity of five walls of container = 0.003 W/m/k

heat loss through one wall = 10 000 watts

relief valve = 86 bars

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# Ideal gas law and its use

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