(68a) Parameters for Properly Designed and Operated Ground Flares: 2017
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:30am
Based on a series of performance studies conducted at the UOP Callidus multi-point flare test facility, engineering calculations, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models greater insight into the design tradespace and the resulting safe and environmentally sound operation can be gained.
Various design inputs for these flares results are discussed through physical test data and calculation including burner head design, plot space requirements, fence height requirements, and number of stages required for correct operation. The resulting impact on outputs, capital equipment cost, operating cost, environmental impact, and safety are also highlighted.