August 2022, Vol. 249, No. 8


Streamline flare systems analysis by using a single platform

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Often thought of in terms of cost, safety and flare systems are nonetheless a critical part of any operation—and their value is never more apparent than in the event of a failure. With revenue lost due to downtime, the cost of repairs and replacement, environmental penalties, and compromised worker safety at stake, investing in safety and flare systems is crucial to ensuring your equipment and your people are protected and operational.

However, evaluating the safety and flare systems is typically not an efficient process. Workflows require engineers to use numerous disparate applications to complete a single study, with multiple manual iterations between tools. In addition to wasting valuable time, this also runs the risk of introducing errors in the data transfer process and of using out-of-date information due to different application update cycles. Consequently, fewer studies can be completed, which leads to unsafe operations and working conditions as well as systems that may be more prone to failure.

Achieve greater safety and increased uptime with integrated flare system analysis

When all of these separate tasks are synthesized into one single application, engineers can create comprehensive pressure safety studies with significant time savings. As a result, they can complete more studies to uncover where and when investment needs to be made to keep operations up and running. The Symmetry process simulation platform improves modeling accuracy and delivers insights that help drive operational efficiencies and reduce the risk of unplanned downtime. Available to operators through the cloud-enabled DELFI cognitive E&P environment, it can be run on any laptop and can be purchased on a subscription basis.

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  • Scenario 1: Understand overall emissions through flare system analysis

With a better understanding of the underlying fluid, operators can more accurately estimate emissions and more efficiently complete emissions reporting. After inputting the relevant dimensions and parameters, users get a single report that details all emission streams, storage vessels, and emission sources.

  • Scenario 2: Save time by quickly evaluating flare systems

There are enormous benefits to having a single application that can incorporate multiple flow sheets when running scenarios and evaluating systems. With an integrated application, a change made on any flowsheet is immediately reflected elsewhere, reducing the need for manual transfer of data or rechecking against previous models.

  • Scenario 3: Reduce capex and opex with dynamic simulation

Simulations enable operators to prepare for adverse events and take the right corrective action to prevent them from occurring—and avoid downtime, the cost of repairs, and more. By running scenarios that show the causes and effects of various failures, engineers can achieve safer equipment design, reduce the risks of pipe ruptures, and ensure worker safety.

Learn how to run dynamic process simulations and dynamic flare models within a single model file. Watch how to run three different scenarios so you can better understand the emissions, operations, and safety of your flare systems. Making a small investment now results in greater efficiency and reduced risk.

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