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P&ID for CSTR

  1. Sep 18, 2015 #1
    There is a liquid phase homogeneous reaction going on in an CSTR, which operates at 4 atm. Is it necessary to have pressure relief valve? If so, what will be vent out when the pressure exceeds, since it contains liquid only?
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2015 #2

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    "Liquid" what?
     
  4. Sep 18, 2015 #3
    It's for esterification reaction. Free fatty acid + methanol to produce FAME.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2015 #4

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  6. Sep 18, 2015 #5
    All pressure vessels require a pressure relief valve (and possibly a vacuum relief valve). Sounds like you'd be venting mainly methanol vapor.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2015 #6

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    You are designing equipment for a potentially explosive process without having any technical knowledge at all . I would strongly advise you to get help from professionals with experience in your field before proceeding further .
     
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