ENGIE Fabricom Pressure Relief Systems, Design and Validation
Pressure relief systems and devices are used to prevent equipment and pipework from over-pressurisation which can lead to mechanical failure and associated release of containment.
In order to function correctly, relief systems need to be properly designed to recognised standards, correctly installed and properly maintained.
Changes to associated plant and pipework also need to be appropriately managed; often, seemingly unrelated changes can have an impact on the relief case of the system and render it incapable of protecting the system as designed. This is seen particularly on older plants with poor change management history.
What we can offer?
Our process safety engineers can provide knowledge and expertise to carry out all aspects of relief system design and evaluation:
- Re-validate existing systems
- Determine the original relief cases
- Identify shortfalls and propose design changes to return the system to a recognised design standard (e.g. API 520/521/2000)
- Specify and design the relief system for new installations
- Evaluate relief header and flare design performance
- Conformance assessments against the Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (PER) and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)