Carmona, M. A.

Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maria Angélica Carmona is a process engineer with a degree in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and an MS degree in downstream process engineering at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Brazil. She has experience in energy efficiency, emissions inventories, utilities and diesel hydrotreatment plants. Ms. Carmona works at the Petrobras Research Center developing research on atmospheric emissions and technical assistance for the upstream, downstream and maritime sectors.

Optimize steam usage in refinery flares

In this study, methods to optimize the consumption of dispersion steam in flares were examined at a large refinery that burns a considerable quantity of gas. The desired optimization was achieved by monitoring hydrocarbon emissions using an infrared camera (thermography).