Reduce costly downtime by using a single platform for flare systems analysis
A smart investment that saves lives and capital in the future
Often thought of in terms of cost and safety, flare systems are a critical part of any operation—and their value is never more apparent than in the event of a failure. With revenue lost due to downtime, the cost of repairs and replacement, environmental penalties, and compromised worker safety at stake, investing in a flare system is crucial to ensuring your equipment and your people are protected and operational.
However, the process of evaluating flare systems could be more efficient. Currently, workflows require engineers to use numerous disparate applications to complete a single study, with multiple manual iterations between tools. In addition to wasting valuable time, this also runs the risk of introducing errors in the data transfer process and of using out-of-date information due to different application update cycles. Ultimately, these inefficiencies result in fewer studies being completed, which leads to riskier operations with working conditions and systems that may be more prone to failure.
Achieve greater safety conditions and increased uptime by integrating flare system analysis
Combining all these separate tasks into one application enables engineers to create more comprehensive pressure safety studies with significant time savings. As a result, they can complete a greater number of studies to uncover where and when investment needs to be made to keep operations running productively. Using the Symmetry process simulation platform for safety studies further improves modeling accuracy while delivering insights that drive operational efficiencies and reduce the risk of unplanned downtime. Available to operators through the cloud-enabled Delfi environment, it can be run on any laptop and be purchased on a monthly subscription basis.
- Scenario 1: Understand overall emissions
After inputting the relevant dimensions and parameters, engineers get access to a single report that details all emission streams, storage vessels, and emission sources, so operators can more accurately estimate emissions and complete emissions reporting.
- Scenario 2: Save time by streamlining evaluation
There are enormous benefits to being able to use a single application for analysis. With an integrated application, a change made in one location is immediately reflected elsewhere, reducing the need for manual data transfer or validating previous models.
- Scenario 3: Reduce capex and opex
Simulations enable operators to prepare for adverse events and take the right corrective action to prevent them from occurring—and avoid downtime, the cost of repairs, and more.
By running scenarios that show the causes and effects of various failures, engineers can achieve safer equipment design, reduce the chances of pipe rupture, and ensure worker safety for long-term integrity and regulatory assurance. Learn how relying on a single platform for dynamic process simulations and dynamic flare models can result in greater efficiency and reduced risk. file. See real-life examples of how engineers can use the Symmetry platform to better understand your flare systems’ emissions, operations, and safety profiles.