Problem 2P

Applying Conservation of Mass

Liquid propane enters an initially empty cylindrical storage tank at a mass flow rate of 10 kg/s. Flow continues until the tank is filled with propane at 20°C, 9 bar. The tank is 25-m long and has a 4-m diameter. Determine the time, in minutes, to fill the tank.

Solution

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We have a cylindrical storage tank of long and diameter, consider liquid propane enters into the tank which is initially empty with a flow rate of .

The flow continues until the tank is filled with propane at and pressure .

We need to find out the time to fill the tank.