Achieving Environmental Compliance through Proper Destruction Efficiency of Low-Profile Flare Systems

Title Achieving Environmental Compliance through Proper Destruction Efficiency of Low-Profile Flare Systems
Conference AFRC 2014 Industrial Combustion Symposium
Creator Smith, J.
Contributor Smith, S.
Date 2014-09-08
Spatial Coverage Houston, Texas
Subject 2014 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium
Description Paper from the AFRC 2014 conference titled Achieving Environmental Compliance through Proper Destruction Efficiency of Low-Profile Flare Systems by J.D. Smith.
Abstract To meet evolving environmental regulations, petrochemical facilities like those found in the Gulf Coast must remain adapt to the changing regulatory requirements. To ensure environmental compliance, the proper design of multi-tip low profile (MTLP) flare systems is critical for achieving proper destruction efficiency. The MTLP flare system is responsible for safely and efficiently burning significant amounts of flammable gases during plant upsets. Also, the flare system must perform its designed capacity in an environmentally acceptable manner. A flare system operating at less than peak efficiency during design conditions could potentially vent unburned hydrocarbons to the environment. Large low-profile flare fields pose significant design challenges including elongated flames, air supply to inner burner tips, and high radiation flux to the surrounding wind fence. To ensure the best design, MTLP flares have been analyzed using advanced CFD modeling techniques. Validation of the CFD tool has been used to confirm the accuracy of the modeling results. The validated CFD tool has been used to evaluate MTLP flare designs to ensure proper destruction efficiency and effective operation. Zeeco in conjunction with Systems Analyses and Solutions will review proper MTLP flare design considerations and present several examples of how CFD was used to analyze proper design for safe and clean operation at design conditions.
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Date Created 2015-10-28
Date Modified 2015-10-29
ID 14417
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=14417
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