Basic Engineering Design of Flares on Oil Platforms Using Computational Fluid Dynamics - Webinar

Flaring burns waste gas that is a byproduct of oil extraction. Knowledge of the volume, shape, and radiation behavior of a flare is essential in designing an oil platform that will not be damaged by the flare and is safe for oil rig workers. The basic design of a flare determines the platform’s tower height, as well as whether additional protection, such as a heat shield, is needed.

In this webinar, Petrobras engineers discuss how they used ANSYS Fluent to model pipe burner annular air flares in 3-D.The flame profile, visible flame, soot emissions, incident radiation, and wall temperature were simulated under calm, average, and maximum wind conditions. Join us to learn how increasing wind speed bent the flame and altered its dimensions, thus heating up the platform structure. You will also discover that the incident solar radiation heats the structure faster than the convective wind can cool it. All of this can help you in your future flare engineering design projects.