Shutdown Strategy for Flare Minimization at an Olefin Plant
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.