Pressure Relief - The Practitioners Course

Pressure relief is an important layer of protection for process plant and equipment.

Like many technical areas there are grey areas within the standards and pitfalls to catch out the unwary. This course has been designed as a follow on the ABB pressure relief - a proven approach course. It builds upon the themes discussed and expands these into more complex areas of the subject and into areas which require engineering judgement or as the standards put it “might not be appropriate”. The Practitioners course is designed such that engineers have time to develop their engineering skills doing practical pressure problems. As this is a practitioner’s course it is recommended that delegates have been on the ABB pressure relief - a proven approach course or have experience with pressure relief through their work.

The course will use ABB PEL software during some of the tasks. Delegates will be provided with the software and licence before the course. They can bring their own laptop, but if this is not practicable then ABB can provide a training laptop.

What the course will cover:

- Pressure relief philosophies

- Pressure relief scenarios

- Calculation of relief rates including:

  • Determination of alternative relief routes
  • Multicomponent fire
  • Distillation columns

- Device sizing including:

  • Supercritical relief
  • Direct integral sizing methods
  • Liquid none certified relief valves

- Pressure drop calculations

  • Beyond 3%

 - Low pressure storage tanks including:

  • Liquid overflows
  • Inbreathing with condensation

- Discharge and disposal including:

  • Header design
  • Venting / flaring scenarios
  • KO drum sizing
  • Vibration

- Case study

Tuesday 5th June, 2018 - 08:45 to 17:00
Wednesday 6th June, 2018 - 08:30 to 17:00
Thursday 7th June, 2018 - 08:30 to 17:00

  • Where

  • Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel
    College Green
    Bristol BS1 5TA
    +44 (0) 117 925 5100