Our Methodology

Quality pressure relief and flare analysis studies and services.

All equipment and piping systems should be protected when internal pressure can exceed the design conditions of the system. Our processes for pressure relief and flare studies are designed to document relevant assumptions and intermediate calculations, allowing for a thorough investigation of specific scenarios to identify potential improvements. All BakerRisk studies follow the applicable industry adopted guidelines and specific codes, including:

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

Our capabilities include:

  • Pressure relief rate calculations
  • Flare and venting system analyses
  • System backpressure on closed relief systems
  • Dynamic flare header hydraulics
  • Flare tip pressure drop calculations
  • Vapor dispersion of atmospheric relief
  • Thermal radiation from flare stacks or ground flares
  • Dispersion testing for specific relief scenarios

Our Specialists

Meet our pressure relief and flare analysis experts.