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FLARENET

Software for the Design, Rating and Debottlenecking of Flare and Vent Systems.

Overview
FLARENET enables the engineer to perform steady-state design, rating or debottlenecking of single or multiple flare and vent systems. The program can calculate minimum sizes for new flare systems or evaluate alternatives to remove bottlenecks in existing relief networks. FLARENET can also be used to identify potentially dangerous relief scenarios during design phase or current operational scenarios. The program can be used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the flare and vent systems in relation to over pressure and noise regulations. FLARENET has an intuitive graphical Process Flow Diagram (PFD) environment that presents a clear and precise representation of the network. A typical model of the flare or vent system may comprise of several hundred inter-connected elements including relief valves, control valves, piping, connectors (including expansions, contractions, standard/sweep tees and orifice plates) separators and flare tips. FLARENET ensures that model development is made as simple and efficient as possible.

General Features
Graphical user interface with network drawing Context sensitive help system OLE compatible Interfaces to Excel, Access, and drafting packages Stream data input direct from HYSYS or Aspen Plus Enhanced process flow diagram style view displaying of key process variables and annotations displaying pressure, mass flow, mach number, noise Design violation report summarizing all cases where the design constraints have been exceeded Part of the AspenTech suite of technical software

Program Capabilities
Modeling of flare or vent systems Convergent, divergent and complex looped systems Modeling of single and multiphase systems Rating, design and debottlenecking calculation modes Multiple scenario analysis using any combination of relieving sources Multiple scenario manager, allowing multiple source management with a single definition of the pipe network Detailed unit operations for modeling sources, pressure drop elements and sinks Used in: Oil and Gas Refineries Petrochemicals E&C Consultancy Rating, Design and Debottlenecking Calculation modes

Calculation Options
Design constraints on any combination of allowable back pressure, mach number, phase velocity, RhoV2 or noise Optional use of rated flow for pressure drops in tail pipes for calculations in accordance with API RP 521 Heat transfer calculations for pipes. External heat transfer from the surroundings calculated from ambient conditions with or without insulation Separate source models for relief valves and control valves. Optional calculation of design parameters such as allowable back pressure, relieving pressure and rated flow Detailed models for tees and swages, including calculations in accordance with D.Miller, Internal Flow Systems, BHR Group Ltd., 1990 Orifice plate calculations PSV sizing to API standards, including Leung Omega (DIERS) method for multiphase systems Vertical and horizontal separator pressure drop calculations User defined pressure drop curves for flare tips

Thermodynamics and Pressure Drop Methods


Options of the following VLE methods: Compressible Flow Peng Robinson Soave Redlich Kwong Vapor Pressure Method

Enhanced thermodynamic engine using the same three-phase flash algorithm as HYSYS for a fast and robust solution HYSYS component database Fluid flow methods: Isothermal Gas Adiabatic Gas Beggs & Brill Dukler Lockheart Martinelli Beggs & Brill Homogeneous

Rigorous multiphase choking calculations formation Two-phase flow map view showing operating point Slug flow or ice formation warnings Extensive pipe fittings database

Benefits
Engineers can use FLARENET to efficiently model complete process plant protection systems designed to handle the complete range of pressurized fluids from the process. The intuitive and graphically orientated layout enables entire systems to be modeled in minimum project time allowing: Verification of the engineering specifications of all system devices Confirmation of current configuration and pipe sizes Management of all relief scenarios Checking of piping for all relief scenarios Total system performance checking Sizing new flare system to API standards Production of detailed operating and performance package of the plant flare system Regulatory compliance to API recommended practices Reduction in engineering man-hours on flare system design by up to 65%

Fluid flow map

worldwide headquarters

Aspen Technology, Inc. Ten Canal Park Cambridge, MA 02141-2201 USA

[phone] + 1 617 949 1000 [fax] + 1 617 949 1030

[world wide web] www.aspentech.com [e-mail] info@aspentech.com

Copyright 2004. AspenTech, FLARENET, HYSYS, Aspen Plus, and the aspen leaf logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. All rights reserved. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. PB 204 06/14/04