Gliese, R.

Petrobras, São Mateus do Sul, Brazil

Roberto Gliese is a process engineer with experience in research and development in combustion. Before joining Petrobras in 2004, he worked in the coal mineral industry. Dr. Gliese has a degree in chemical engineering, in addition to an MS degree and a PhD in engineering, both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

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).