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Standard 521

Pressure-Relieving and Depressuring Systems

Applies to pressure relieving and vapor depressuring systems. Although intended for use primarily in oil refineries, it is also applicable to petrochemical facilities, gas plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, and oil and gas production facilities. The information provided is designed to aid in the selection of the system that is most appropriate for the risks and circumstances involved in various installations. This standard specifies requirements and gives guidelines for the following: examining the principal causes of overpressure; determining individual relieving rates; and selecting and designing disposal systems, including such component parts as piping, vessels, flares, and vent stacks. This standard does not apply to direct-fired steam boilers.

6th Edition | January 2014

Companion document to Std. 520, Part I, Std. 520, Part 2, and RP 576

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