Effective Emergency Relief System (ERS) design helps companies meet risk-management goals, compliance requirements, and sound business practices. ioMosaic provides a total ERS solution with our comprehensive ERS design services, from reactivity testing for design basis determination to calculations for Z-axis deflection from dynamic loads.
Our team has decades of experience performing PRFS analysis and design.
Our risk-based approach helps mitigate near-unventable scenarios to a tolerable level of risk.
Better evaluate hazards in your facility with an accurate process simulation.
Delivering properly designed pressure relief systems that save both money and time.
Ethanol manufacturing is a hazardous business, from highly flammable ethanol and chemical additives, to explosive grain dust feed stock. Determining and mitigating hazards for the energy industry is our specialty.
The client was storing reactive materials in vessels that could be subject to fire exposure. They wanted to be sure that the relief protection on the vessels was correctly sized, or if not, what changes were necessary for an effective relief system.
Ever since OSHA implemented their National Emphasis Program in 2007, facility’s pressure relief systems design basis have come under increasing scrutiny. Recognizing that they may not be fully compliant, many companies are conducting audits of their relief systems design basis to determine their current state, identify gaps, and establish a path forward for compliance. ioMosaic Corporation is often called upon to conduct these audits, and in doing so, has developed a successful methodology to do this efficiently and effectively. This paper outlines how companies can conduct audits of their relief systems in a successful way.
The explosion at BP’s Texas City Refinery on March 23, 2005 triggered an industry-wide increase in focus on pressure relief systems design basis. Relevant codes and standards, such as API Standard 520 ,  and 521  were updated and expanded. At the same time, OSHA implemented CPL-03-00-004 (Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program) in 2007, followed by CPL-03-00-014 (PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program) in 2011. Both of these programs involved onsite auditing activities, with pressure relief systems being one area of particular focus. Since then, there is still a continued awareness of the benefit and need to audit pressure relief systems.
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