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Risk analysis of flare flame-out condition in a gas process facility


Zadakbar, O and Abbassi, R and Khan, F and Karimpour, K and Golshani, M and Vatani, A, Risk analysis of flare flame-out condition in a gas process facility, Oil and Gas Science and Technology, 66, (3) pp. 521-530. ISSN 1294-4475 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 IFP Energies nouvelles

DOI: doi:10.2516/ogst/2010027


Flaring is a common method of disposal of flammable waste gases in the downstream industries. Flare flame out (flame lift-off or blow-outs) often occurs causing toxic vapors to discharge. The toxic gases released may have hazardous effects on the surrounding environment. To study the effect of inhalation exposure of these toxic gases on human health, the four steps of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) framework with the field data to quantify the cancer and non-cancer health risks are integrated in this paper. As a part of exposure assessment, gas dispersion modeling using AERMOD and UDM-PHAST is applied in two different conditions of normal flaring and flare flame out during a particular climate condition in Khangiran region. Recommendations to avoid flare flame out conditions are also presented here. © 2011, IFP Energies nouvelles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Climate condition; Exposure assessment; Field data; Flame lift-off; Gas dispersion; Hazardous effects; Human health; Inhalation exposure; Surrounding environment; Toxic gas; Toxic vapors; Waste gas; Air pollution control; Diseases; Gas fuel analysis
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Air pollution modelling and control
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Objective Field:Air quality
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94999
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-22
Last Modified:2018-04-13

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