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Pressure Level in Pressure Vessel Requirement

I am very interested in learning API 520 and API 521 (everything about pressure relieving system). It is because that is the weakest point of me. I want to try make my understanding better, starting from pressure level.

I have heard and read so much about pressure terminology since years ago but still confusing until now. What was the MAWP, MOP, design pressure, set pressure, relieving pressure?

In this post I want to share what I read in API RP 521 (Guide for Pressure Relieving and Depressuring Systems). I read about some terminology in pressure level so that I hope I will not confuse about terms anymore.

Let’s see some terms in column Pressure Vessel Requirement. Read More

Difference between Base Load, Peak Load, and Load Following Power Plant

Yesterday I had a discussion about our current project. The discussion was actually not only limited to that topic, however a topic in general: power plant. When one has plan to build a power plant, he must know operational profile of the power plant. Is it used for base load, peak load, or follower load ? What does it mean?

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LNG Basics: Understanding Its Typical Properties

For those who starts working with LNG, I recommend to read BS EN 1160 – Installations and equipment for liquefied natural gas – general characteristics of liquefied natural gas. The standard covers almost all LNG characteristics that you need to know, such as properties of LNG, evaporation of LNG, spillage, ignition, containment, and other physical phenomena. I think it will be nice to share some of them in this post.

There are three things at least you need to know about LNG before knowing other things.


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Understanding Flammability Limit and Explosive Limit

Have you heard about Flammability Limit and Explosive Limit? What does it mean? What the difference? These day I kept wondering if flammability limit and explosive limit is the same? Since I have to check vent stack data sheet from our mechanical engineer, I need to put low flammability limit criteria. What is that?

Explosion occur when three conditions are met:

  • Fuel
  • Oxygen (air)
  • Ignition source (spark or flame)

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