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Pressure Relief Analysis Using Aspen HYSYS

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1 days

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Course Overview

Learn how to define overpressure systems using Aspen HYSYS in accordance with API 520, 521, and 2000

Design single or multiple relief valves for all applicable scenarios in an overpressure system

Document the full overpressure analysis within Aspen HYSYS

Course Benefits

Define overpressure scenarios in Aspen HYSYS using industry-standard methods

Design single or multiple relief valve arrangements for applicable relief scenarios

Integrate relief device piping considerations into the study of overpressure scenarios

Who Should Attend

Process design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of PSV design and sizing

New engineers wishing to gain experience in overpressure analysis with Aspen HYSYS


High level instruction on pressure relief analysis

Discussion on the general approach and the key elements for successful PSV design and rating

Use of Aspen HYSYS in design and simulation exercises covering various pressure relief scenarios

Hands-on workshops using examples using real steady-state simulations in Aspen HYSYS

Detailed course notes and workshop instructions


Previously attended EHY101 Aspen HYSYS: Process Modeling

Or a working knowledge of Aspen HYSYS in steady-state

EHY252: Pressure Relief Analysis Using Aspen HYSYS

Course Agenda

Introduction to Pressure Relief Devices (PRDs) & Safety Analysis

Identify and define relief valve design requirements

Examine a high-level overview of a pressure relief analysis workflow

Identify the benefits of relief valve analysis in Aspen HYSYS

Getting Started

Introduce the Aspen HYSYS Safety Analysis Environment

Specify global values used in relief analysis including valve defaults, custom orifices, and line design preferences

Review the available pressure relief devices in the Safety Analysis Environment and learn how to add them to a simulation

Workshop: Getting Started in the Safety Analysis Environment

Defining a Pressure Safety Valve (PSV)

Define vessel design and operating conditions to the pressure relief study

Review pressure safety valve types and their characteristics

Gain familiarity with the PSV data forms in Aspen HYSYS

Workshop: Setting Up an Equipment-Based Overpressure Analysis

Identifying Relief Scenarios

Learn the procedure for creating relief scenarios in Aspen HYSYS, incorporating items such as backpressure, required relieving
rate, and orifice selection

Discuss the inputs and methodology for Blocked Outlet emergencies

Identify applicable relieving phase calculation methods and their applications

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Workshop: Analyzing Applicable Scenarios

Fire Case Scenarios

Introduce options for calculating fire case emergency relief situations in Aspen HYSYS

Outline the basics of API 521 Wetted/Un-wetted and semi-dynamic approaches to calculating fire emergency relief rates

Workshop: Calculate the Required Fire Relief Load

Multiple Relief Valve Configurations

Examine how to select a relief scenario for relief sizing purposes

Explore how to configure multiple relief devices to handle varying potential emergency scenarios

Workshop: Designing the Pressure Relief Device

Relief Device Piping

Discover how to construct and model inlet and outlet piping from a pressure relief device

Configure line sizing parameters and criteria

Workshop: Line Sizing in the Safety Analysis Environment

Documenting Pressure Relief Device (PRD) Calculations

Discuss how to access pressure relief device reports and documentation through the Documentation Builder feature

Review the various types of documentation available and discuss its value for compliance and project reporting

Workshop: Building Pressure Relief Analysis Documentation

Optional Exercises and Extra Materials ( Time Permitting)

Export Data To Aspen Flare System Analyzer

Review Aspen Flare System Analyzer as a tool for modeling vent & flare piping header systems

Discuss the procedure for importing data from the HYSYS Safety Analysis Environment into a Flare System Analyzer file

Workshop: Import PRD Data into Aspen Flare System Analyzer

Calculating Relief Loads - Other Scenarios

Review the option to internally calculate relieving rates for various emergency scenarios

Discuss the calculations for control valve failure, heat exchanger tube rupture, thermal expansion, fan failure, and reflux failure

Workshop: Calculate Relief Loads Based on Control Valve Failure

Workshop: Calculate Relief Loads Based on Heat Exchanger Tube Failure

Workshop: Calculate Relief Loads Based on Thermal Expansion

Storage Tank Protection

Introduce the Storage Tank Protection capability for modeling venting in/out of low pressure storage tanks

Review the workflow for defining storage tank design data, normal venting parameters, and emergency venting settings

Workshop: Evaluate Vent Rates for Storage Tank Protection

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is
granted for every 10 hours of class participation.

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