BakerRisk's PSVTool© performs required relief rate calculations using standard methods and parameters defined by industry adapted guidelines and specific codes, including the following:

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American Petroleum Institute
  • API RP-520 Parts I & II
  • API RP-521
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASME Sec. VIII, Div. I
  • ASME Sec. I
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) methods

We also perform full flare and venting systems analyses by combining our PSVTool© with existing client and industry software tools. System backpressure can be determined on closed relief systems utilizing the ChemCad® process safety simulator to conduct dynamic flare header hydraulics and flare tip pressure drop calculations. BakerRisk's proprietary SafeSite3G© software can model the vapor dispersion of an atmospheric relief and the thermal radiation emitted from a flare stack or ground flare. For more critical problems, our Wilfred E. Baker test facility can be configured to review and test specific relief scenarios.

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