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Ethanol,methanol and acetic acid

Sunday, August 28, 2005   By: Susana
I need to estimate the Capital cost for methanol, ethanol and acetic acid storage unit. The reason: we need to compare what chemical is cheaper in terms of storage unit. acetic acid coul be the cheapest one as plastic tank is needed while methanol has comply with ATEX certification (carbon steel). Can somebody tell where I should start from. How much does this unit cost??

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Thursday, September 08, 2005   By: MJCronin
Oh, Susana.......Typically, the cost of a new system includes the storage tank, containment, foundations, venting system, pumps,valves, meters and piping. The interest, environmental and indirect fire protection costs of the stored liquid also influence the decisionon project cost..............You have asked the logical equivalent of: "I need a vehicle, ....how much does a vehicle cost ????.....My opinion only

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Sunday, August 28, 2005   By: Stephen H
Cost will depend on the size of the tank and on where you are, among other factors. So how big are the tanks, and where are you at?

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Atmospheric Design Pressure
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The whole story is to avoid brittle fracture=

Test temperature shall be equal or warmer than Minimum Metal Design temperature at Test pressure.
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I would limit my minimum testing temperature for a tank (or even for a vessel or a piping system) by the =

Temp = maximum of [ Min(lower shell) , Min(shell# 2) ....Min (Upper shell) ]

For a Shell# i the minimum is function ( of shell tickness , Material group ) and this can be found in API 650 , Fig 2-1

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