Minimizing brittle fracture risks and capital investment
A PSE Oil & Gas seminar
Transient process behaviour during blowdown can lead to extremely low temperatures. Metal temperatures below the ductile range create a real risk of brittle fracture that requires the use of LTCS or stainless steel to mitigate. The predicted extent of these risks can drive enormously expensive materials-of-construction decisions.
This seminar is an extended case study of the entire process design lifecycle of a gas plant. The presentations compare detailed dynamic analysis against conventional approaches for depressurization system design. The seminar discusses the relevant API Standard requirements and recent changes to the understanding of the fundamental thermodynamic and physical basis that have led to the tightening of those standards. The case shows how analysis early in the project life cycle can facilitate decision making and promote inherently safe design. The case study also highlights the designers’ responsibility to assess other process safety scenarios including plant start-up (pressurisation) and localised concerns.
Typical seminar agenda
The precise timing and content will vary with each seminar. The registration forms will include a downloadable agenda specific to each seminar, as well as venue and travel information.
|9:00||Session 1 – Importance of correctly designed depressuring systems
|9:45||Session 2 – Conventional design workflows
|11:00||Session 3 – Detailed analysis and project case study