- Cost effective (capital as well as operating costs)
- Low maintenance costs due to simplicity of design
- Stable, reliable combustion
Utility flares are one of the most common and basic flare designs
|– Petroleum refining
– Petroleum production
– Chemical processing
– Food processing
– Municipal waste disposal
– Bio-gas disposal
– Natural gas compression and production
|– High alloy material construction in the heat affected zone
– Flame retention ring to stabilize combustion
– Dynamic/Velocity seal to reduce purge gas expense and pre-vent flashback
– Wide range of diameter
|Dimensions: Length: 10’ – 0” (3m) High
Diameter: 4” – 84” (0.1-2.13m)Materials: Upper Section: 304, 316, 310 SS
Lower Section Carbon Steel
Retention Ring: 304, 316, 310 SS
Dynamic seal: 304 SS
Slot Flow Air Assisted flares are comprised of two concentric risers (waste gas and air) and a blower system that provides supplemental combustion air. Air is fed by the blower into the air riser, to combine with the process gas, which passes through its own secondary riser. Upon mixing, the high-pressure airflow causes turbulence in the waste gas stream, improving mixing, and ultimately combustion efficiency. SFVP flares generally dispose of heavier waste gases which have a greater tendency to smoke.
The AirMach flaring system was developed to specifically address the problems associated with sonic velocity flares operating at sub-sonic flow rates. Sonic flares operating at sub-sonic exit velocities will smoke when heavier waste gas flows are present. The AirMach provides smokeless flaring performance at lower flow conditions utilizing a blower for combustion air. In this application, the AirMach operates as a traditional air-assist flare.
Steam assisted flares are flares designed to dispose of heavier molecular weight gases which have a tendency to smoke. In order to prevent smoke formation, steam is injected into the waste stream using peripheral steam rings, center stream spargers and/or inner induction tubes. Steam flares are used in applications where high pressure steam is available on site. Steam flares are typically found in downstream applications where high efficiency combustion of heavily hydrocarbons is required.