Venting & Emergency Relief

Current industry, government and public emphasis on containment of hazardous materials make it essential for each plant to reduce and control accidental releases to the atmosphere. When primary containment measures occasionally fail, safe emergency relief and vent become essential to limit incidents’ impact.

Pressure Relief Systems Effluent Handling

AIChE Webinar
Live Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Collection, disposal, and treatment systems are an integral part of pressure relief systems for minimizing potential hazards posed by the effluent...

Introduction to Pressure Relief Systems

Sponsored Webinar
Jan 8, 2014
Pressure relieving systems are an integral part of any process facility, from offshore production platforms to petrochemical complexes, and usually...

CSB Investigation of Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
On August 6, 2012 a hydrocarbon fire occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the crude unit of the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, California...

Unique Failure Mode for API Seal Plan 76

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
Unique Failure Mode for API Seal Plan 76 Double mechanical seals with a pressure alarm in the containment chamber are commonly used in LPG and other...

NFPA 68 New Gas Venting Equations

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2013
The 2013 edition of NFPA 68 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting will replace vent area sizing equations containing the gas...

Design Challenges in Tankage Modernization

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 4, 2012
In order to comply with regulation requirements, a refinery needs to perform major revamps to produce different grades of Diesel, namely ULSD, Off-...

Mechanical Integrity - State of the Art

Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
This session presents papers on the latest mechanical integrity concepts, practices and programs. All aspects of mechanical integrity are covered,...

Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems

March, 1998
Current industry, government and public emphasis on containment of hazardous materials makes it essential for each plant to reduce and control accidental releases to the atmosphere. Guidelines for Pressure Relief and Effluent Handling Systems meets the need for information on selecting and sizing...

Reduce VOC and HAP Emissions

June
2002
Environmental Management
Edward C. Moretti 
Follow this roadmap to understand the abatement technologies available for controlling emissions of volaitle organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants and the criteria for choosing among them.

What Pressure Relief Really Means

September
2010
Back To Basics
Brian D. Kelly
Poor design, inadequate maintenance, and improper operation can all lead to mechanical failure. The basic concepts of pressure relief, when understood and applied properly, can help prevent this failure

Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems

March, 2006
Process vent header collection systems are subject to continually varying compositions and flow rates and thus present significant challenges for safe design. Due to increasingly demanding safety, health, environmental, and property protection requirements, today's industrial designers are faced...
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