Standards such as API, ASME and NFPA are applied widely in the refining industry.
Standards such as API, ASME and NFPA are applied widely in the refining industry. These standards indicate background statements and the area of applicability. The case study presented in this article shows that analyzing these background statements can improve the design with respect to operational flexibility and environmental aspects without compromising safety attributes. This case study examines NFPA 86 requirements, revealing the uniqueness of the sulfur recovery unit (SRU) incinerator, with respect to the applicability of the standard in the furnace design.
The incinerator in an SRU
The SRU acts as the sulfur sink for the overall facility or complex. Since crude oil always contains
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