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What is a upset condition for a tank?

What is a upset condition for a tank?

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What is a upset condition for a tank? Thanks?

3 years industry experience;
Oil & Gas industry in Canada.

RE: What is a upset condition for a tank?

That's vague...
Based on your 8 words sentence, barring mechanical issues and corrosion, I would say:
overfilling
overpressured
underpressured
wrong material
contamination
excess heat (from heating, reaction or heating medium leak) and its reverse

RE: What is a upset condition for a tank?

In general...
http://books.google.com/books?id=SslYQ1nLwa0C&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=upset+condition+pressure+vessel&source=bl&ots=DtiAmSnTKg&sig=eEUebTU8oBMH15jlZtKYkeBSexY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4eCzT6mRMIKs2gXc2MjqCA&ved=0CH0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=upset%20condition%20pressure%20vessel&f=false

RE: What is a upset condition for a tank?

Laying on its side?

RE: What is a upset condition for a tank?

and you might want to add Seismic Events -- earthquakes, depending on the seismic zone your tank is in.

RE: What is a upset condition for a tank?

and low temperature (<-20°), high wind and snow loads while you are considering external upsets...

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