I have a line of incondensables+condensables at 40°C that is bare, without insulation and with pockets. The fluid reduces its temperature because it exchanges heat with the ambient (convenction, wind action, radiation, etc) and condenses, so it needs to design a system to avoid liquid accumulation and surge phenomenons. What can be done?
1- Insulating+tracing of the whole line (very expensive)
2- Insulating of the whole line and Insulating+tracing of liquid pockets
3- leave the line bare and Insulating+tracing of liquid pockets (cheapest)
4- Which other?
I think the 3 is interesting but don’t know if someone has never done (who knows?), so I would try to design the 2 + adding a pot in each pocket to solve some failure event
Anyone can give me other solutions or suggestions about design methods and procedures?
Thanks for whichever help