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Investigation of temperature profile for liquefied petroleum gas storage operations

Zakaria, Zainal and Mustafa, Azeman (2005) Investigation of temperature profile for liquefied petroleum gas storage operations. In: 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in conjunction with 19th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2005), 8-10 December 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



The investigation of temperature profile of liquefied petroleum gas during discharging process as the initial step in a usage management of LPG, which is an essential part to evaluate the left over problem. Experiments have been conducted to predict the evaporation behavior of LPG in portable cylinder with 50k water capacity. In a parallel effort, a computer model has been developed based on the unsteady state of heat transfer concepts using MATCAB 2000 to simulate the evaporation process in the LPG portable cylinder under various conditions taking account such as discharging flow rate and surrounding temperatures. The objective of this paper is a description of the LPG evaporation process and performance of calculation model to investigate the temperature profile. A rather good agreement between the theoretical and experimental data was obtained.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cylinder, heat transfer, liquefied petroleum gas, vaporization
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5398
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:05 Apr 2008 04:55
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:30

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