Why Are Pressure Relief Systems Needed?
Pressure relief and effluent handling systems are the last lines of defense against equipment overpressure and the subsequent consequences of loss of containment. Pressure relief system design and design basis are specifically defined as process safety information in OSHA’s 1910.119 Process Safety Management mandate of 1992. Recent OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) audits have consistently identified deficiencies in the relief systems across the U.S.
Why Work With Cognascents?
Our engineers have extensive experience in pressure relief system and flare header design for upstream (onshore and offshore), midstream, downstream (refining) and chemical assets and facilities. As a proud member company of the American Petroleum Institute, Cognascents is well-versed in the API-STD520, API-STD521 and API-STD2000 standards as well as the dynamic recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices within the industry.
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