Design and Analysis of New Dryer Scrubber

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The scope of this project was to design and analyze a New Dryer Scrubber with the following design conditions: atmospheric pressure -35” of water column partial vacuum at 230ºF plus max liquid level of 4’-8”. The tank and nozzles of the Scrubber were designed per API 650. The preliminary tank design was based on longhand calculations, and then analyzed using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to verify the adequacy of the tank under the design conditions (nozzle loads and wind/seismic loads were provided by the customer).