Firoozi, B.

Fluor, Aliso Viejo, California

is a process engineer working in the Energy and Chemicals division of Fluor Inc. Mr. Firoozi has several years of experience in process engineering in the oil and gas industry, primarily oil refining and gas processes. He earned his BEng degree in chemical engineering from the University of Baja California, Mexico, and his MS degree in chemical engineering from California State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of California.

Wetted surface area calculations for fire-relief sizing in ASME pressure vessels

Firoozi, B., Fluor

Although individual operating facilities take many steps to protect plants from fire, pressure vessels within a fire zone must be protected by a pressure safety valve (PSV). Proper calculation of the vessel’s wetted surface area is a crucial step in properly sizing a PSV.