Ribeiro, L. S.

Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Leonardo da Silva Ribeiro is a process engineer with experience in atmospheric emissions, safety, environment and health. He has a degree in chemical engineering and an MS degree, both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). As part of his MS degree, he studied the impact of natural gas in greenhouse emissions in Rio de Janeiro. He is developing studies in atmospheric emissions in new Petrobras projects.

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).