Smith, D.

Smith & Burgess LLC, Houston, Texas

Improve relief-device sizing under supercritical conditions

Smith, D., Smith & Burgess LLC; Burgess, J., Smith and Burgess LLC

Properly sized relief devices under supercritical conditions are vital to processing natural gas and gas condensates into olefins. These processes operate near the critical locus of the process gases ..

Address inlet pressure loss concerns with restricted lift relief devices

Smith, D., Smith & Burgess LLC; Yoram, S., Bechtel Corp.

For the past 30 years, standard-sized relief devices have been sized such that it is difficult to meet the installation criteria in American Petroleum Institute (API) standard (STD) 520. This problem ..

Evaluate pressure relief system forces in existing installations

Smith, D., White, J., Smith & Burgess LLC; Frenk, B., Frenk Water Technologies LLC

The purpose of this study is to limit the number of relief valves that require rigorous engineering calculations to determine the adequacy of the installation.

Relief valve and flare action items: What plant engineers should know

Smith, D., Smith & Burgess LLC; Burgess, J., Smith and Burgess LLC

This article can help the plant engineer review the concerns developed by the design engineer. Implementing field modifications without performing such a review is costly and exposes a facility to unjustified risks.

Relief device inlet piping: Beyond the 3 percent rule

Smith, D., Smith & Burgess LLC; Burgess, J., Smith and Burgess LLC; Powers, C., Smith and Burgess

With careful consideration, an engineer can be certain that an installation will not chatter

Ensuring safe operations when fulfilling action item requirements

Smith, D., White, J., Smith & Burgess LLC

Consider implementing this criteria to accurately document the process