Flare Gas Recovery Unit Conceptualization Design

We will help ensure your FGRU designs minimize the outlay of capital and find synergistic means to mitigate other concerns within the facility.

Conceptual Design
Our team at Smith & Burgess has designed many FGRUs and can provide your facility with a detailed conceptual design. We ensure that the system will operate within the constraints of your facility and will help balance the capital costs of the compressor with your facility’s operating and maintenance flexibility demands.

We have designed systems that have significantly reduced the number of independent flare systems while increasing the capacity and improving the maintenance flexibility of the flare systems.

What we specify:

  • The location and tie in points for the FGRU system along with any flare header ties needed to safely combine more than one independent flare system
  • The normal and maximum capacities and the fluid conditions for the FGRU Compressor
  • The temperature and pressure trip points for the FGRU
  • The size and seal height for the seal drums
  • Case for or against using a seal drum fluid other than water
  • List of routine maintenance or operations incidents that could trip the FGRU Compressor (i.e. blowdown of the FCC Compressor)
  • Steps needed to balance the load to the different flare tips (if multiple flares are present)

Our Work Prevents Waste
Our FGRU designs will ensure that you are installing a system that will work with the way you operate your plant. Furthermore, our knowledgeable experts can usually design the FGRU to mitigate concerns with the existing flare systems. We will work with the maintenance teams to ensure that the new design will increase the flexibility associated with un-planned maintenance. In most of our projects, we have found ways to highlight areas of additional capacity or increase maintenance flexibility while complying with EPA consent decrees.

What You Get
You get a FGRU system conceptual design to specify either a FEED or EPC project.

Bottom Line
Smith & Burgess will help ensure that your FGRU designs minimize the outlay of capital and find synergistic means to mitigate other concerns within the facility.