Understanding the Impact of Tube Ruptures

"Understanding the Impact of Tube Ruptures" Webinar

by Jason Spearow, P.E., & Zubin Kumana, P.E.

The tube rupture scenario is considered a remote, but possible contingency frequently evaluated throughout the oil, gas, and chemical facilities. Although typical evaluations may show a relief system to provide adequate or inadequate protection in the event of a tube rupture, there are many factors outside the realm of normal design that need to be considered to better understand the impact and consequence of the tube rupture.

This webinar will summarize what is mentioned in API STD 521 and current industry practice, as well as provide an overview of the Energy Institute’s book “Guidelines for the safe design and operation of shell and tube heat exchangers to withstand the impact of tube rupture, 2nd edition”.

Topics presented include incidents, statistics, design considerations, and dynamic simulations. In addition, case studies will be presented explaining dynamical models performed to evaluate the impact of high-pressure tube rupture on cooling water networks.

J.SpearowJason Spearow, P.E.

Senior Process Consultant

Mr. Spearow, P.E. is a degreed professional chemical engineer with over twelve years of specialized knowledge in relief systems design basis generation, concern resolution, and relief systems design training. Jason has experience with a wide variety of process units found throughout the industry, especially refineries and midstream facilities. Additionally, Jason helps onboard many of our new engineers and is one of our Relief System Design course instructors. Mr. Spearow earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

Z.KumanaZubin Kumana, P.E.

Principal Engineer

Mr. Kumana is the firm's Principal Engineer and a degreed Chemical Engineer from the University of Florida. He has over 15 years experience in Pressure Relief Systems, Relief and Flare Systems, Risk Assessment, and PRA Concern Resolution studies.