RELEASE - A Model with Data to Predict Aerosol Rainout in Accidental Releases
Publication Date: 01/01/1998
RELEASE was designed to model the continuous, steady state flow of a liquid discharge from an orifice with no reaction, and the subsequent near field entrainment and jet spreading. It predicts the rate of fluid discharge, the depressurization, flashing and formation of liquid drops, the entrainment of drops into the vapor cloud, the subsequent spreading of the jet, and rate of liquid rainout to a pool on the ground. To validate RELEASE, CCPS conducted small- and large scale experiments using superheated water, heated liquified chlorine, methylamine, and cyclohexane, that produced valuable data in an area where data are scarce. This book gives complete access, in text and on CD-ROM, to the model and the data, giving users an informed ability to apply the model to their own work.