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Horizontal Flare Knock Out Drum Sizing (FPS

Units)
Standard Calculation WS-PR-CA-012, Rev. 1, "Re-Issued for Use", 2-Sep-02
Validated: Verification of WS-PR-CA-012, Rev. 1, "Re-Issued for Use", 2-Sep-02 Autocalc
CLIENT PROJ No
PROJECT CALC No
SUBJECT SHEET OF

REVISION DATE BY CHECKED REVISION DATE BY CHECKED REVISION DATE BY CHECKED

Input Data

Liquid Mass Rate = 31000 lb/hr Storage for Misc. Liquids = 67 ft3
Liquid Density = 31 lb/ft3 Release Time (Liquid Holdup) = 30 min

Vapour Mass Rate = 169000 lb/hr


Vapour Density = 0.18 lb/ft3
Vapour Viscosity = 0.01 cP
Particle Diameter = 300 micron

Vessel Diameter = 8 ft
Vessel Length = 19 ft
L/D Ratio = 2.4
Vapour Passes = 1

Calculated Parameters

Horizontal Vessel Rating Vertical Vessel Rating


Liquid Flow Rate = 0.28 ft3/s Required Cross Sectional Area = 111 ft2
Vapour Flow Rate (Rv) = 261 ft /s
3
Liquid Volume = 567 ft3
Gas Disengagment Length = 11.9 ft
Particle Diameter = 0.00098 ft
C(Re)^2 = 5025 Minimum Diameter Required = 11.9 ft
Drag Coefficient ( C ) = 1.3 Minimum Length = 15.0 ft
Dropout Velocity (Uc) = 2.34 ft/s
Drag Coefficient to be entered using
Areas Occupied by Gas, Liquids and Slops Figure 16 API 521, 5th. Ed., January 2007
TOTAL Vessel CSA (At) = 50.3 ft2
- Misc. Slops Fluids (AL1) = 3.53 ft2
- Inlet Liquids (AL2) = 26.32 ft2
- Gas Flow CSA (AV) = 20.42 ft2

Heights For Gas Flow Area, Liquid and Slops


TOTAL Vessel Height (ht) = 8 ft
- Liquid + Slops Height (hL1+L2) = 4.6 ft Total Liquid Area
- Gas Flow Height (hv) = 3.4 ft Vessel Radius
Area Base on H
Vapour Space Adequacy Check Area Diff
Liquid Dropout Time (q) = 1.46 s
Vapour Velocity (Uv) = 12.8 ft/s

Minimum Drum Length (Lmin) = 18.59 ft


Horizontal Flare Knock Out Drum Sizing (SI
Units)
Standard Calculation WS-PR-CA-012, Rev. 1, "Re-Issued for Use", 2-Sep-02
Validated: Verification of WS-PR-CA-012, Rev. 1, "Re-Issued for Use", 2-Sep-02
CLIENT PROJ No
PROJECT CALC No
SUBJECT SHEET OF

REVISION DATE BY CHECKED REVISION DATE BY CHECKED REVISION DATE BY CHECKED

Input Data

Liquid Mass Rate = 320.4 kg/hr Storage for Misc. Liquids = 1.89 m3
Liquid Density = 638 kg/m3 Release Time (Liquid Holdup) = 30 min

Vapour Mass Rate = 13932 kg/hr


Vapour Density = 1.44 kg/m3
Vapour Viscosity = 0.0113 cP
Particle Diameter = 600 micron

Vessel Diameter = 1.85 m


Vessel Length = 4.5 m
L/D Ratio = 2.4
Vapour Passes = 1

Calculated Parameters

Horizontal Vessel Rating Vertical Vessel Rating


Liquid Flow Rate = 0.00 m3/s Required Cross Sectional Area = 1.3 m2
Vapour Flow Rate (Rv) = 2.69 m /s3
Liquid Volume = 2 m3
Gas Disengagment Length = 1.3 m
Particle Diameter = 0.00060 m
C(Re)^2 = 20158 Minimum Diameter Required = 1.3 m
Drag Coefficient ( C ) = 0.78 Minimum Length = 2.7 m
Dropout Velocity (Uc) = 2.10 m/s

Drag Coefficient to be entered using


Areas Occupied by Gas, Liquids and Slops
Figure 16 API 521, 5th. Ed., January 2007
TOTAL Vessel CSA (At) = 2.69 m2
- Misc. Slops Fluids (AL1) = 0.42 m2
- Inlet Liquids (AL2) = 0.06 m2
- Gas Flow CSA (AV) = 2.21 m2

Heights For Gas Flow Area, Liquid and Slops


TOTAL Vessel Height (ht) = 1.85 m
- Liquid + Slops Height (hL1+L2) = 0.43 m
- Gas Flow Height (hv) = 1.42 m

Vapour Space Adequacy Check


Liquid Dropout Time (q) = 0.68 s
Vapour Velocity (Uv) = 1.2 ft/s

Minimum Drum Length (Lmin) = 0.82 m