Relief Systems Design Course: The Basics

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of relief device and system design.  This course will expose you to industry standards, best practices, and common pitfalls in pressure relief design. As a learner, you will engage in activities including case studies, hands-on examples, and break-out discussions designed to increase your proficiency and awareness in relief system design and auditing.


After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and adhere to Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices for relief system design
  • Describe a typical workflow for a relief system design
  • Design a relief device
  • List design considerations for relief disposal systems
  • Adhere to standards for relief device installation


Target audience:

Engineers involved in designing, reviewing, installing, or maintaining relief devices.  A basic understanding of process equipment and operations is required.



This course is offered off-site as a 3 day (2.1 CEU’s) course.  On-site courses are also available.  We are happy to address your company’s objectives and training duration requests as well as incorporate site specific materials with a custom on-site training package. *Companies with groups of 4 or more attendees receive a special discount.

For further information on the next off-site training or to request a proposal for custom on-site training, contact Provenance Academy at



About the Instructor:


Justin Phillips, P.E. 

Justin Phillips has over eight years of onshore and offshore oil & gas process engineering and project execution experience. His technical experience includes process design with specialty in flare and relief systems.

Justin is the Relief Systems Line of Service Manager at Provenance Consulting, LLC. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.