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Improving Overpressure Protection of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers and Associated Piping and Relief Systems

Date From: 26 May 2016
Date To: 26 May 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Description: A panel of industry specialists will give guidance on how those working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and nuclear sectors can better manage the risks of overpressure, and design and maintain systems that can improve the inherent safety of their STHEs.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: IChemE, One Portland Place, London, UK
Organiser: Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group with the Energy Institute and the Heat Transfer Society

The presentations from the event are available here >>

Shell and tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are an important piece of plant, used by the process industries to heat or cool high pressure gas. Incidents involving overpressure of the low pressure side of the exchanger, caused by tube failure from the high pressure side, can lead to catastrophic failure of the shell or piping if not adequately protected.

To avoid issues related to tube failure, process engineers, mechanical engineers and process safety specialists working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and nuclear sectors are tasked with the challenge of designing and reviewing systems incorporating STHEs, to find ways to improve their inherent safety and manage the risks of overpressure. In 2000, the Energy Institute (EI) set up and managed a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to provide guidance on these issues.

This technical event will launch the EI's second edition of its Guidelines for the safe design and operation of shell and tube heat exchangers to withstand the impact of tube failure, which is the first major revision in 15 years.

A panel of industry specialists and main contributors to this publication will give guidance on how those working in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and nuclear sectors can better manage the risks of overpressure, and design and maintain systems that can improve the inherent safety of their STHEs.

Confirmed industry specialists

  • Colin Deddis - Centrica E&P
  • Steve Coates - Petrofac Engineering
  • Ian Wyatt - Atkins
  • Glyn Addicott - Hydraulic Analysis 

A copy of the programme is available here >>

Who should attend?

Process engineers, mechanical engineers and process safety specialists working in the process industries for:

  • operating companies
  • engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors
  • asset management companies
  • consultancies providing design appraisal or modelling services
  • regulators, verification bodies and insurers
  • relief device manufacturers and suppliers
  • researchers and test laboratories

Timings

Registration and refreshments will be available from 09:30. The event will begin at 10:00 and finish at 16:00.

Fees

£125.00 + VAT - Members of Oil & Natural Gas SIG / Energy Institute / or HTS
£150.00 + VAT - Non members
£42.00 + VAT for students (proof of study may be required)

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Venue

IChemE, One Portland Place, London, W1B 1PN

One Portland Place is located at the heart of central London, just a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus underground station.

Map and directions are available here >>


            

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