In the refining and chemical processing industries, increasing “throughput” of a processing unit is often considered a cost-effective method of maximizing the existing capital’s value. However, quite often, a unit’s throughput will be increased several times over the lifetime of the facility. These changes can dramatically affect the adequacy of the entire pressure relief system design. This webinar explores the impact of throughput on the pressure relief system design, including standard approaches, potential obstacles, and best practices.

Presenter: Zubin Kumana, P.E.
Principal Engineer

Mr. Kumana is the firm's Principal Engineer and a degreed Chemical Engineer from the University of Florida. He has over 15 years experience in Pressure Relief Systems, Relief and Flare Systems, Risk Assessment, and PRA Concern Resolution studies.

Presenter:  Jason Spearow, P.E.
Senior Process Consultant

Mr. Spearow, P.E., has over twelve years of experience specializing in relief systems design basis generation, concern resolution, and relief systems training. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.