Flare Network Design EngineeringSTAT/FLARE

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to acquire a detailed understanding of relief systems and flare network, as well as the technology of main equipment involved and monitoring basics.
Audience :
  • Managers, engineers and technicians looking for technical information and understanding of flare network in Oil & Gas production facilities.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OVERVIEW OF TYPICAL RELIEF & FLARE SYSTEMS

      • Codes and standards typical in Oil & Gas facilities.
      • Safety implications and causes of overpressure.
      • Overpressure source:
      • Protection philosophy.
      • Source isolation.
      • Relief.
      • Environmental regulation and standards.
  • MECHANICAL SPECIFICATION OF PRESSURE VESSELS & HEAT EXCHANGERS

      • Vessels codes and standards.
      • Material selection.
      • Metallurgy, heat effect and corrosion mechanism.
      • Design calculation for pressure vessels and heat exchangers.
      • Vessel integrity, evaluation according to the Oil & Gas standards.
  • RELIEF GAS SYSTEM OVERVIEW

      • System equipment and components.
      • Relief gas parameters and process safety management.
      • Monitoring systems and procedures.
      • Blow down:
      • Purpose.
      • Operational consideration.
      • Design and specification.
  • FLARE SYSTEM

      • Flare gas recovery, smokeless flaring and purge gas conservation.
      • Defining need and quantity of purge gas.
      • Selection and design of key components:
      • KO drum, vent and flare stack, vent and flare tips.
      • Flare ignition systems.
      • Thermal oxidizers:
      • Principle of operation.
      • Components and equipment.
      • Radiation calculation.
  • CASE STUDY: FLARE SYSTEM SIZING

      • Study of an existing plant.
      • Introduction to Aspen Flare System.
      • Design of the relief gas system and the corresponding flare network using Aspen Flare System.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • provide technical knowledge and practical approach of relief system and flare network in Oil & Gas processing facilities, as well as the technology and operating principle of the equipment used in these facilities,
  • review the basics of Oil & Gas field protection against overpressure,
  • detail the available process technologies allowing to respect reject regulations,
  • select and size the key components of those networks,
  • describe the technology of the main equipment used.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous application exercises inspired from actual Oil & Gas production facilities.
  • Design practice on Aspen Flare System simulator.