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Case Study: Relief Systems Evaluation and Mitigation

Posted by Dustin Smith, P.E. on May 1, 2018 5:04:00 PM
Dustin Smith, P.E.


The Opportunity:

A major United States Refinery hired Smith & Burgess to perform a site-wide revalidation.

Our Solution:

During the investigation, our engineers found several PSVs were undersized and required immediate mitigation.

The Results:

Although it was out of the original project’s scope, Smith & Burgess immediately proposed and implemented the solution to the undersized PSVs during the initiation revalidation without needing to cut the feed line. The refinery’s projects remained on budget, without interrupting production and ensuring safe operations.

  • Facility Type: Refinery
  • Services Provided: PSV Mitigation

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Relief Systems Evaluation and Mitigation


Topics: Pressure Relief Valves, Relief Systems, Case Study, Refinery, Engineering Review, PRV Study, PRV, Relief System Design, Relief Systems Revalidation, Undersized PSVs

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