PFP Specialists have experience in the fire testing of pressure vessels and protection systems for pressure vessels. Our in-house modelling tools can assist in design of protection systems for pressure vessels and critical process control equipment.

 Publications on this subject co-authored by PFP Specialists employees include: –

  1. Bradley, I., Willoughby, D. and Royle, M., 2019. A review of the applicability of the jet fire resistance test of passive fire protection materials to a range of release scenarios. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 122, pp.185-191.
  2. Albrecht, M.B., Otremba, F., Gonzalez, F., Prabhakaran, A., Borch, J., Bradley, I. and Bisby, L., 2016. Fire testing of total containment pressure vessels. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 48, pp.277-282.
  3. Bradley, I., Scarponi, G., Otremba, F. and Birk, A.M., 2020. An overview of test standards and regulations relevant to the fire testing of pressure vessels. Process Safety and Environmental Protection.
  4. Bradley, I., Otremba, F., Birk, A.M. and Bisby, L., 2016. Novel equipment for the study of pressure vessel response to fire.
  5. Bradley, I., Scarponi, G.E., Otremba, F., Cozzani, V. and Birk, A.M., 2017. Experimental analysis of a pressurized vessel exposed to fires: an innovative representative scale apparatus. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 57, pp.265-  270.

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Video: Simulation of temperatures within a 50% full vessel prior to pressure relief valve (PRV) opening