Mach-1 Sonic Flares are used in both onshore and offshore applications to dispose of high pressure waste gas streams with high smokeless capacities. By efficiently inducing high volumes of ambient air for more complete, smokeless combustion at sonic velocities, this advanced flaring technology allows for reduced levels of radiation, and can be placed at lower, less visible elevations, allowing for a more cost-effective flaring solution. Mach-1 sonic flare technology can be applied in multi-point orientations which accomodate flame length restrictions.
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.