Effluent Handling / Flare Study

Effluent Handling / Flare Study

A flare system provides a means for the safe disposal of the emergency releases containing flammable, toxic or corrosive vapors by combustion under controlled conditions.

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The primary objectives of flare header analysis include:

  • Ensure the safe operation of relief devices and effluent handling equipment during an overpressure scenario that may affect multiple pieces of equipment relieving through multiple relief devices or otherwise challenge the design of the flare system in some way (effluent scenarios)
  • Ensure the backpressures on a pressure relief devices does not adversely affect its capacities to function correctly
  • Ensure the condition of the piping and network equipment fits within their stated design limits

Inglenook has extensive experience in defining effluent scenarios such as:

  • Total and partial power failures utilizing one-line electricity diagrams
  • Instrument air failure, cooling water failure, steam failure, other types of utility failure
  • External fire and other contingencies that could result in multiple releases to the flare system

Once Inglenook reviews these effluent scenarios with our clients, we are in a position to confirm credibility, determine flare loads, create a network model, perform hydraulic calculations, and evaluate the performance of the effluent handling equipment.

Ultimately we analyze the adequacy of the flare header and the effluent handling equipment design and identify issues that deviate from industry standards, and company corporate and site practices.

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Check out our Resource Library, particularly our Fireside Chats blog, for more insights, including our AIChE Webinar Pressure Relief Systems Effluent Handling.

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