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Thermal radiation levels for flare design

asked May 11, 2014 in Process by cobiesmith (3,310 points)

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answered May 12, 2014 by RichS29 (4,320 points)

A typical design range is 250 to 330 Btu/(hr • sqft).

Following are the recommended radiation levels:

  • For equipment protection: 5000 Btu/(hr • sq ft)
  • Personnel, few seconds escape only: 3000 Btu/(hr • sq ft)
  • Personnel, one minute exposure: 2000 Btu/(hr • sq ft)
  • Personnel, several minutes short exposure: 1500 Btu/(hr • sq ft)
  • Personnel, continuous exposure: 500 Btu/(hr • sq ft)

Note: These do not include solar heat.

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