Effective Characterization & Modeling of Depressuring Systems Workshop


This workshop is facilitated and led by Dr. Georges A. Melhem, FAIChE, who is well known for his contributions to pressure relief and flare system evaluation methods. Dr. Melhem is a key member of the API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems, which is tasked with the maintenance and development of API STD 520 and 521 that include consideration of depressuring systems.

Who Should Attend 

Process safety management practitioners and managers will benefit from this workshop through dialogue on understanding of depressuring systems requirements:

  • When a depressuring system should be considered
  • The practical limitations that should be expected of a depressuring system
  • The potential hazards associated with exceeding those limitations
  • Industry requirements that must be met when designing, installing, and maintaining depressuring systems

Process engineers and relief system designers will benefit from this workshop through application of case studies that consider:

  • Flare system hydraulics due to simultaneous depressuring of multiple systems
  • Designing depressuring systems to prevent piping and vessel failure due to:
    • Overheating by evaluating allowable stress during fire exposure
    • Embrittlement by evaluating low-temperatures due to reduced pressures in light hydrocarbon services
  • Special challenges for effluent handling equipment such as vapor recovery units, purge systems, liquid knockout drums, and flares





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 Course Details 
Type: Classroom Course
Language: English
Skill Level: Basic
Duration: 1 Day
PDHs: 8
CEUs: 0.8