Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Tonel, T. L.

Petrobras, São Mateus do Sul, Brazil

Thiago Lopes Tonel has worked extensively in research and development in the coal industry since 2000. He now monitors fugitive emissions in storage tanks throughout all Petrobras terminals.

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).

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