After recently purchasing an idle refinery on adjacent property, a major petroleum company determined that the pressure relief and flare system (PRFS) design and design basis documentation were out-of-date. The PRFS required evaluation and documentation based on current industry standards and the new owner's corporate standards.
ioMosaic first sought to understand the systems requiring protection and then to establish appropriate project guidelines to ensure the relief and flare system design met applicable codes and standards. After ensuring the corporate standards and project guidelines were in agreement with current industry practice, a team of ioMosaic engineers collected the necessary information to evaluate the relief and flare system including field verifying relief device identification tags, equipment nameplates, and relief system piping.
Several potential deviations from current industry practice were identified due to the age of the facility, therefore ioMosaic personnel categorized the potential deviations and documented several mitigation options to alleviate the concerns. Through working with site personnel, the deviations were prioritized and resolved resulting in a thoroughly documented relief and flare systems that are certain to provide adequate overpressure protection.