SEMINAR gFLARE: new capabilities for Process Safety Depressurization, Relief and Flare 

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Clayton Hotel Chiswick 09:30 - 15:00


Oil and Gas producers around the world need to reduce cost and time-to-market. This pressure on designers to achieve compliant safe relief systems with existing commercial tools leads to oversimplification of design issues and inherent risk.


Siemens’ gFLARE software has the power both to perform simple screening and to build unlimited detail to address complex process safety issues. It combines the tasks of many software tools, eliminating data transfer errors and improving execution.


The seminar will showcase the gFLARE technology that is helping Oil & Gas operators and EPC designers globally to resolve depressuring, fire survivability and flare capacity safety issues on new-build and existing assets, while minimizing design costs and project CAPEX.


This one-day seminar will describe the complete range of software capabilities and how the technology is applied to common design problems, illustrated with project examples complemented with live demonstrations of the software. Registered users will be able to participate in a ‘hands-on’ session to explore a typical depressuring problem using the software via the SPSE cloud-based training server.



Notes to attendees

This seminar is part of the 2022 Advanced Process Modelling Forum (APMF) programme. Please register here using the APMF registration form.

There is no charge for the seminar

Please provide your company email on registration and indicate whether you will be bringing your laptop to participate in the hands-on sessions

Attendees who do not wish to participate in the hands-on session are free to join the main afternoon Energy & Chemicals APMF track on sustainability, CCS and Hydrogen technologies


Coffee and Registration

Session 1 – gFLARE® Software and Applications

Welcome and Introduction

Motivations for Model based safety solutions

SPSE capabilities

Case Studies: Dynamic & Steady State Models for Relief Load estimation

Case Studies: Low Temperature, Dry Ice & Fire Survivability Depressuring


Session 2 – Alignment with EPC's / Operators

Business case for Services – example of integrated projects

Software - model libraries and current developments

Basic library relief / depressuring




Point based Solution


Session 3 – Bespoke solutions and tools

gWAP - Depressuring

Excel-gFLARE based solution - Latent heat calculator


Session 4 – Hands on session

gFLARE demonstrations – introduction to first time users

Hands on session

Simple depressuring model

Optimisation of orifice sizes 

Relief and flare modelling


Session 5 – Questions and Answers

Concluding remarks