August 2018

Environment and Safety

Selecting flare gas recovery system for a greenfield refinery

Overall energy management and operational conservation have become crucial factors for profitability in today’s refining segment.

Chaudhuri, S., Sengupta, S., Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd.

Overall energy management and operational conservation have become crucial factors for profitability in today’s refining segment. Many existing and new refineries are initiating programs to save energy and reduce emissions as a part of an energy management initiative (EMI). Losses from flaring, including process gas and fuel gas, collectively account for one of the largest shares of a facility’s total energy loss. Flare gas recovery systems (FGRSs) help achieve the economic and environmental benefits of near-zero flaring. Recovered gas is reused as a fuel or feedstock, leading to cost savings and an improvement in overall energy efficiency. A properly designed FGRS is capable of handling an

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