Evolving industry guidelines are changing the way Oil & Gas companies approach process safety in pressure relief, blowdown and flare systems. Best practice now increasingly puts high-fidelity dynamic modelling techniques at the centre of materials of construction decisions, pressure relief sizing and flare capacity assessments. PSE's Centre of Expertise in pressure relief, flare and blowdown hosts seminars, training courses and webinars to improve understanding of the importance of accurate assessment in Oil & Gas system design.
PSE hosts free, public seminars in major Oil & Gas industry hub cities. The seminars explain the importance of high-fidelity modelling approaches, when they should be applied and how they fit in with engineering workflows and industry guidelines (such as API 521). Three seminar topics are presented periodically in free, half-day seminars:
- Optimising flare investment through dynamic analysis
- Minimising brittle fracture risks and capital investment in Oil & Gas facilities - a process design case study
- Fire survivability analysis and blowdown system design
PSE hosts training courses to help engineers gain a practical understanding of the design requirements, technology and best practices in relief, blowdown and flare systems. The courses begin with the basic theory of overpressure protection and progress through industry codes of practice, relief device sizing, materials of construction, flare system layout and more. Each course concludes with a short test to check participants' understanding. Two training courses are presented periodically:
- 1-Day course: Introduction to relief, blowdown and flare systems
- 3-Day course: Understanding overpressure protection, depressuring and flare systems
On request, PSE can run on-site workshops for your organisation. Training course and seminar content can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of your organisation, including hands-on exercises using gFLARE software.
PSE hosts free, public webinars covering a range of topics in relief, blowdown and flare system design and operation. Webinars are typically 45 minutes followed by a live Q&A session with the presenter. Topics are scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the year with archived recordings available on-demand.
Overpressure protection and flare capacity
- Fire depressurisation in Oil & Gas facilities – Part 1 Methodologies
- Fire depressurisation in Oil & Gas facilities – Part 2 Detailed analysis
- Understanding API 521 pressure relief for fire
- Reducing relief loads and flare investment
- Accurately assess flare system safety and capacity
Low temperature analysis in process and flare systems
- Low temperature analysis during depressuring – Part 1 Theory
- Low temperature analysis during depressuring – Part 2 Applications and results
- Low temperature analysis during depressuring – Part 3 Case studies with economic analysis
- Cold jet impingement in knock-out drums and separators in Oil & Gas facilities