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"CAPEX Series Pt. 2 - The Importance of Analyzing Tube Ruptures with a Transient Model" Webinar

by Nicholas Cristea & John Burgess, P.E.

The webinar will discuss times when a transient tube rupture should be evaluated with a transient model. The topic will also look at the requirements of API and the guidance provided.

The ways to evaluate the transient effects and potential mitigation options for systems that may not be adequately protected will be discussed. The determining factors that drive the transient effects will be discussed and the role that each plays in the overpressure event.

N.CristeaNicholas Cristea

Senior Process Consultant

Mr. Cristea is a detail oriented Master-degreed chemical engineer specializing in Process Safety Management, with the main focus in Relief Systems Analysis and Documentation. He is a practical problem solver who makes quick, accurate decisions to efficiently solve a client's need in the most cost-effective and safe manner. Nick has led over 20 domestic and global projects in Tier 1 Upstream and Downstream, Upstream Oil & Gas Operators, and Chemical Manufacturing Facilities with a total direct project revenue of over $10 million and savings generated in the region of $70 million.

J.BurgessJohn Burgess, P.E.


Mr. Burgess is a Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Smith and Burgess LLC, a process safety consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.  As a consultant, Mr. Burgess has extensive experience with helping refineries and petrochemical facilities maintain compliance with the PSM Standard. John has 25 years of experience in relief systems design and PSM compliance. His experience includes both domestic and international projects. Mr. Burgess has been an active member of the API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems for over a decade.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a BS & MS degreed Chemical Engineer from both Texas Tech University and the University of Missouri.