Shutdown Strategy for Flare Minimization at an Olefin Plant (pages 605–610)
Tao Wei, Xiaofei Hou, Jiatao Yu, Jian Zhang, Ziyuan Wang, Qiang Xu, Jinsong Zhao and Tong Qiu
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201300811
Flare minimization during olefin plant shutdowns is a challenging issue for olefin industry sustainability. An innovative process retrofit and shutdown strategy for flare minimization with plant-wide dynamic simulation models is introduced. The suggested shutdown strategy allows a substantial reduction of the flare emission compared to historical records.