Project Synopsis

Design a new flare system to destroy the organic fraction of selected process vent streams.

Project Summary


The client owns and operates a specialty chemicals production facility and wished to destroy the organic fraction of selected process vent streams via a flare system.  Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was subcontracted by a major architect/engineering firm to perform the process design for the new flare system.

The process design project included completion of the following tasks:

  • Process design basis development, including vent stream characterizations
  • Regulatory design basis development, including required control system organic destruction efficiency
  • Process flow diagram (PFD) and process description preparation
  • Piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) preparation
  • Equipment specifications development
  • Vendor bids request preparation and vendor bids review

Process design basis development included process vent stream physical and chemical characterizations, and flow rates determination.  Regulatory design basis development included determination of the required flare organic destruction efficiency, operating parameters, and siting requirements.  The PFD depicted process unit operations and mass and energy balance information for the process vent streams.  The P&ID showed all system instrumentation, piping components, and process line information.  Equipment specifications, prepared for the system unit operations, presented performance and design information requisite for procurement of the equipment.  A general specification detailing overall bid requirements was prepared as well.

Industry Type

  • Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing

Utilized Skills

  • Flare system design
  • Required organics destruction efficiency determination
  • PFD and P&ID development
  • Vendor equipment bids solicitation
  • Basic engineering package (BEP)
  • Front end engineering design (FEED)

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