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E-539 - Flare Network Design Engineering

E-539 - Flare Network Design Engineering

5 days
PROC/FLARE
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Managers, engineers and technicians looking for technical information and understanding of flare network in Oil & Gas production facilities.

Level

  • Foundation
  • To acquire a detailed understanding of relief systems and flare network, as well as the technology of main equipment involved and monitoring basics.
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.
Course Content

OVERVIEW OF TYPICAL RELIEF & FLARE SYSTEMS

0.5 day

  • 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

0.75 day

  • 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

0.75 day

  • 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

1.5 days

  • 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

1.5 days

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