Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems

Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems

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Published Online: 18 APR 2006

Print ISBN: 9780471792963

Online ISBN: 9780470038079

DOI: 10.1002/0470038071

About this Book

Process vent header collection systems are subject to continually varying compositions and flow rates and thus present significant challenges for safe design. Due to increasingly demanding safety, health, environmental, and property protection requirements, today's industrial designers are faced with the need to create increasingly complex systems for more effective treatment, dispersal, or disposal of process gases.

Safe Design and Operation of Process Vents and Emission Control Systems provides cutting-edgeguidance for the design, evaluation, and operation of these systems, with emphasis on:

  • Preventing fires, explosions, and toxic releases
  • Maintaining safe vent conditions
  • Understanding normal process operations, such as intentional routine controlled venting and emergency operations, like overpressure relief
  • Mitigating the impacts of end-of-line treatment devices, such as scrubbers, flares, and thermal oxidizers, on the vent header system
  • Complying with regulations

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